From peninsula to Phinney: West Seattleites @ Home Fair today

Remember all the talk about “backyard cottages”? Now that they’re legal in Seattle – this city webpage explains the concept – local builders are starting to add them to their repertoire. In the photo above, you see the first one built by West Seattle-based NCompass Cottage Company. The cottage is in Ballard, but NCompass is West Seattle’s first specialist. And today, they are one of three WSB sponsors participating in an event that’s a must-visit for anyone considering not only a cottage but any other type of home project, even though the event’s not happening in West Seattle: It’s the 14th annual Home Design and Remodel Fair at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Avenue North (here’s a map), 10 am-4 pm. The three WSB sponsors among the 90 exhibitors are NCompass Cottage Company and Ventana Construction, as well as the landscape specialists of WEdesign. Detailed information is available here, including full lists of exhibitors and workshops (WEdesign is presenting a workshop on sustainable landscaping at 2:20 pm). There is a $9 adult admission fee.

3 Replies to "From peninsula to Phinney: West Seattleites @ Home Fair today"

  • Ventana Construction January 30, 2011 (5:49 pm)

    This was a really fun event with a great turnout. We talked with lots of people about projects they have planned, and discovered one more West Seattle-based company that we didn’t already know… Pineapple Design, which does remodeling and interior design. Interestingly, the vast majority of folks who stopped to talk with us were from West Seattle.
    Anne/Ventana Construction

  • sgs January 30, 2011 (8:00 pm)

    Is there any info on anticipated demand for backyard cottages in West Seattle? I understand property rights and density needs, but I’m also a bit sick about loss of green space and blue sky vistas. I am so grateful to the Ercolini family for preserving that nice space instead of selling to developers sure to put oh, say, 6 two-story units on the property.

  • ToolShare February 1, 2011 (8:57 am)

    Great to see West Seattle businesses at this cool home fair!

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