Historic Beauty

We strongly believe that Homestead Remade will emphasize how handcrafted buildings can contribute to their communities’ sense of place. This project is one of craft and exploration of finding the beauty in sustainable design. As outlined in the Living Building Challenge, Homestead Remade must “deliberately create architecture that contributes to the occupants’ and community’s sense of place through a connection to the regional vernacular. This might be a celebration of art, intellectual achievement, or the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group.” Within Homestead Remade is an underlying wealth that is environmentally, culturally and historically critical. It is our goal that this beautiful project will teach and encourage occupants, visitors and the entire community that sustainable practices can be implemented throughout any given project.

Char Treated Siding from existing ship lap originally sourced from Canal Lumber Co in Ballard. (courtesy Mohai)

Reclaimed and processed cedar siding from Seattle Cedar Lumber MFG and Co. also in Ballard (courtesy MoHaI)

Interior finishes from Canal Lumber Co ship lap and other various reclaimed material (courtesy MoHaI)

Larger members found in the original homestead are stamped with Moran Bros. Company, an early Seattle shipbuilder. (courtesy Paul Dorpat)

Reclaimed cedar decking may have been drying in these towering stacks along the Lake Union canal (courtesy LIFE Magazine)

Truckers pose in wait as they prepare to deliver concrete, possibly to the original Homestead. (courtesy Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel)