Bogtown Flats

Seattle, Washington

Greenwood Gets a New Addition

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwood

  • Type

    Multi-Family

  • Size

    106,000 SF
    85 Residential Units

  • Status

    Completed 2019

  • Services

    Architecture
    Construction Administration

  • Awards

    2019 NAIOP Night of the Stars: Multi-Family Residential Urban Development of the Year: Less than 100 Units

  • Photographer

    Built Work Photography

  • Client

    RUSH Companies and Pastakia + Associates

Challenging terrain, charming results

Located in eclectic Greenwood, the Bogtown Flats offer warm familiarity and bit of the unexpected. Named after the location’s beginnings as a bog, the area was once considered unbuildable. Navigating a high water table and the incredibly steep terrain created design challenges which required divergent thinking. We also wanted to design a building that would feel like townhomes and not dominate the single-family houses in the community.

Designing for an eclectic neighborhood

Due to the difficult soil and topography, there aren’t many apartment buildings in the vicinity like Bogtown Flats. Walking along newer sections of Greenwood’s sidewalk-less streets shows the dramatic change in the neighborhood. Now there are art walks, coffee shops and murals—one of which is on the side of our building.

We responded thoughtfully to these unique circumstances. The Greenwood facade has a series of bay windows that allows one to see-through, acting as an architectural community builder. The lobby becomes akin to a home base in the middle of a well-planned puzzle. Material transitions help to conceptually unify the space with its varied surroundings.

Lofty living spaces and sublime views

Bogtown’s units, including several loft options, offer expansive living space with oversized west-facing windows that allow in an abundance of light and views up and down the street. Features include cedar-slat juliet balconies and fully landscaped patios. A stunning sky lounge and large rooftop retreat offer views of the Olympics; as well as barbecues, yoga space and fire pits. There is also a bourbon lounge which houses Bogtown’s own bourbon label.

Program: Apartments, lobby lounge, public plaza, garden courtyard with breezeway connection, sky terrace roof deck with outdoor fireplace and barbecue, club/entertainment room, conference room, fitness area, game room/sports lounge, guest suite, pet spa.