Casita Del Sol

Not your usual backyard cottage… but a true mother-in-law. Does it match the “Big House’? – No, it contrasts yet compliments; Does it have whimsy? Indeed it does; Does it contribute to the community, the neighborhood, the family and beyond? – Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes!

Contemporary Cottages

1st Cottage project in Renton Washington. 11 small homes in community on just under one acre. This project got put on ice a decade ago and came back in 2017 with a modern spin. Delightful little first-time-buyer homes. Sage K. Saskill / Project Architect for Living Shelter Architects (2017)

Cargo Container Cottage

Built as a fully functional commercial kitchen. Designed for easy conversion into a Backyard Cottage. Tricky site access made using a container – flown in by crane – a natural choice for solving this design riddle.

Brady Bunch Home

Her 2-story house was fused with his 1-story house to create a home centering on a wonderful kitchen hearth for a combined family. This addition smoothly blends with the existing as well as into the neighborhood.

Farmworker Housing

Sage K. Saskill / Project Architect for Environmental Works Community Design Center (2008)

Seattle Strawbale

Seattle’s 1st permitted Strawbale structure. She wanted a straw bale home since the first time she set foot in one. Beautiful, quiet, solid, grounded & safe are just some of the many words that describe this small bedroom addition on the North end.

Luxury German Prefab

The shell was built in 8 days by skilled German craftsman from the contents of 9 cargo containers.
Project is located on a little slice of heaven on Seattle’s Eastside.
Ultra modern Prefab post beam & glass structure by Huf Haus of Germany.

Molly’s Pocket Mansion

this detached accessory dwelling unit is just under 800 square feet. it’s a great layout for one person or for a couple.

Salmon Bay Community Lending

This is what happens when you take a commercial space designed as a spa and outfit it for a loan office. Existing walls surgically modified and two curved heavy timber & glass walls added.

Orcas Island Fairytale Castle

A beautiful and very well crafted house that looks like it has always been there. Designed for two adults who like to entertain and two kids who share a secret lookout in the cupula – with territorial view.

Euro-Modern Bungalow

a spin on a classic seattle bungalow based on the owner’s dutch perspective.

Cargo Container Chocolate Factory

These clients were inspired by SDNW’s first Cargo Container Kitchen. This project will be a full-blown Chocolate Factory. This design can be easily converted into one for a Backyard Cottage.

Corliss Avenue House

2nd Story Addition to a 1912 bungalow @ Greenlake Seattle. Program includes Master suite, kids bedrooms & bath, roof deck, secret lookout, the whole enchilada.

Garden Sanctuary

Sometimes you just need a place to get away from it all that you can call you own. Pam hired Sage to collaborate & he came up with this tiny little backyard space for reading, yoga, & peace.

Owl Cottage

Garage converted to backyard cottage. An existing non-conforming setback created the opportunity for a fun and functional dwelling with strong outdoor connection and a little loft.

Strawbale Greenhouse

On the site of a premier northwest demonstration facility for sustainable building solutions and farming, this greenhouse features passive solar design, high energy performance with walls of straw bales, and a heavy timber roof.

Contemporary DADU

Designed for a backyard cottage Challenge, Sage took the opportunity to express his own take on modern aesthetics with a mindset of utilizing every square inch of this 800sf dwelling.

Studio Mobius

This project was designed as a demonstration of sustainable materials & methods and also as a center for world peace.