Solar Studio ADU

Gendai 1×6 select grade shiplap – Alkyd Natural

Seattle, WA

Project Overview:

This modern ADU build was designed by Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape and pre-fab tech builder NODE. Our Gendai siding with a clear alkyd finish clads the exterior. Featured in DwellDesignmilk and other online architectural publications, this tiny project packs a punch with affordable design and a focus on sustainability.

Product: Gendai 1×6 select grade shiplap
Prefinish: Alkyd Natural
Application: Residential – Exterior
SF: 350 SF
Designer: Wittman Estes, NODE
Builder: NODE, Don Bunnell
Year Built: 2018
Photos courtesy of: Andrew Pogue

“A Seattle homeowner hired Wittman Estes to design an affordable, eco-friendly unit to live in her backyard as a way to generate rental income. The modern structure is outfitted with a solar roof that provides all of the energy needed to power the unit and the main house. To make it happen, the firm partnered with NODE, known for their design-focused, carbon negative, non-toxic homes, resulting in Seattle’s first DADU (Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit) with the International Living Future Institute’s (IFLI) zero energy certification.”

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