Backyard cottages sprouting in Seattle
A few years back, Seattle homeowner Bette Lalley and her adult daughter Darla Rude wanted to build a small house behind Lalley’s home so that the two could live nearby one another. Disappointed that the city didn’t allow construction of second homes on single-family lots in their neighborhood at that time, Lalley and Rude watched and waited. Then, in late 2009, the Seattle City Council adopted legislation allowing smaller second homes, so-called “backyard cottages,” to be built citywide. Read the rest of the article here….