The recently completed Winston Townhomes blend into Seattle's iconic Ravenna neighborhood, surrounded by a mix of small-scale commercial and retail buildings, single-family homes, and historically significant public buildings. The multifamily housing project was designed to fit gracefully into this eclectic mix of scales, uses, and vintages.
The 38,000-sf enterprise, designed by Johnston Architects for owner/developer/contractor StoryBuilt, encompasses 16 boutique, two-bedroom townhomes with private terraces, outdoor space, and secure underground parking. Starting price: $1,048,880.
STRUCTURES SHARE LANDSCAPED COURTYARD
Designed to connect the pedestrian scale of the street to the residential scale of the Ravenna neighborhood, the project divides the 16 townhomes into four three-story buildings grouped around a shared landscaped courtyard with private parking below.
Natural daylighting and direct solar heating is maximized in the courtyard by orienting it along a north/south axis. This creates a welcoming and inhabitable shared space.
Raised front entry stoops along Ravenna Avenue, perforated brick walls framing the project entry, and street-facing facades composed of brick and cedar create a visually tactile experience for residents and neighbors evocative of the rich material vernacular of the Pacific Northwest.
WINSTON TOWNHOMES PROJECT TEAM
Project manager: Harmony Cooper
Architect: Johnston Architects
Structural engineer: Malsam Tsang
Civil engineer: Core Design Inc.
Mechanical engineer: Sider + Byers
Electrical engineer: AWA Electrical Consultants
Building envelope: Trinity ERD
Landscape architect: Karen Kiest Landscape Architecture