As reported in the Seattle and Real Estate blog, Seattle changed its land use codes in 2009 to permit backyard cottages. Since then, they have been sprouting up throughout the city of Seattle, including Magnolia.
According to the Magnolia Voice, a couple took advantage of this land-use change and built their first backyard cottage. The 2-bedroom, 800 sq.ft cottage will be used as a vacation rental and home for the woman’s father in the coming years.
If you’re curious about backyard cottage and want to find out more, there will be a open house at the backyard cottage – 3448 36th Avenue West – from 1pm-4pm on Sunday, January 15th.