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Live large in new cottage-style homes across Seattle’s coolest neighborhoods.

The Cottage Collection

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, downsizing from a larger home, or simply searching for a more sustainable way of living, our new cottage-style homes check all the boxes. With a smaller, lock-and-leave footprint, smart designs that maximize every inch, and an address in Seattle’s coolest neighborhoods, these homes offer the privacy and comfort of a single-family home alongside everything you love about city life.

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Seattle Cottage Home
Winner of the 2022 PCBC Gold Nugget Award.

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Designed to do more

New Cottage Style Homes
New, cottage-style homes with detached and attached options.
Commuter Friednly Locations
Commuter-friendly locations and walkable in-town neighborhoods.
Modern Two Story Designs
Modern, two-story designs and open-concept floorplans.
Smart Home Technologies
Built with smart home technology and energy-efficient features.
Private Patios
Private patios and backyards for indoor/outdoor living.
Custom Quality Finishes
Custom-quality finishes and elevated design features.

THE TJH DESIGN ETHOS Homes for a modern lifestyle

Smart plans
Smart Home Interior Layout

Smart Plans

Designed by top architects, our home plans are beloved for how large they live. From bonus lofts and work-from-home spaces to optimal window placement and clever storage solutions, we maximize every inch of a home so that it not only looks great but also lives right.

Attractive exteriors
Attractive Home Elevation

Attractive exteriors

Our homes’ attractive exteriors have been designed to enhance the character of the neighborhood and set the tone for your home’s design. Options range from modern minimalist to timeless traditional, and everything in between.
Elevated features
Smart Home Features

Elevated features

There’s nothing builder-grade about a TJH home. Our scale enables us to source high-end features and custom-quality finishes from the most trusted brands in home design for significantly less than traditional single-lot builders.
Designer interiors
Design Package Selection

Designer interiors

Our interiors include designer-approved materials and finishes for your entire home. For pre-construction homebuyers, they are the ideal starting point from which to make optional upgrades.
Smart Plans Smaller Footprint

Our award-winning team of architects and designers behind our collection of cottage-style homes designed smart plans that live large on a smaller footprint. From double-height living rooms to optimal window placement, we considered every detail to maximize livability and create a sense of openness.

Elevated Features

With elevated amenities and finishes, our small-footprint homes still make room for a high-end living experience. You’ll find full-size kitchens with quartz countertops and large pantries, center islands with bar seating and discreet, under-counter microwaves, private outdoor space, smart home controls, and much more. (Features vary per plan).

Clever Storage

By strategically utilizing every inch of space, our cottage-style homes offer ample storage to support a modern lifestyle, including tall kitchen cabinetry that takes advantage of the available vertical space, double-door pantries, under-stair closets, and walk-in closets, per plan.

Pocket Neighborhoods

Many of our cottage-style homes are built in small clusters, creating pocket neighborhoods. Connected by common walkways and green spaces, these homes promote greater community, support, and security while bringing you closer to Seattle’s coolest areas.

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Architecture + design Living large

When we set out to design this collection of smaller footprint homes, we didn’t want to sacrifice an inch of style or functionality. Here’s how our award-winning architects and design team pulled it off.

Frequently asked questions

Cottage-style homes offer a more sustainable and affordable way of living. With a smaller, lock-and-leave footprint and smart designs that maximize every inch of space, they are ideal for small families, first-time homebuyers, or investors looking to own property in Seattle’s coolest neighborhoods.

These homes are built in neighborhoods across Seattle that are well-connected to the city and appealing to students, young families, and professionals. With proximity to local amenities, public transportation, business hubs, the University of Washington, and outdoor recreation, our cottage-style homes offer the convenience of city-living with the benefits of a single-family home.

We offer both detached and attached options for our cottage-style homes. Our modern, two-story designs and open-concept floorplans ensure maximum utilization of space and privacy for homeowners.

Pocket neighborhoods are small clusters of detached cottage-style homes built around a shared common area. The homes are connected by common walkways and green spaces, which promote social interaction, security, and a sense of community among neighbors without sacrificing the privacy of a single-family residence.

Depending on the specific plan, many cottage-style homes feature private patios and backyards for indoor/outdoor living.

Our cottage-style homes are built with smart home technology and energy-efficient features. We use energy-saving appliances, LED lighting, and insulation to ensure that our homes are environmentally sustainable and save homeowners substantial costs on energy bills.

Yes, you can. There are no short-term rental restrictions in our CC&Rs. This means that you can maximize the return on investment of your cottage-style home and list it on popular vacation rental platforms, such as Airbnb or VRBO, without any limitations or fees.

These homes can be found in Seattle’s coolest neighborhoods. Each neighborhood in which we build is carefully selected for its proximity to amenities and everyday conveniences, such as grocery stores, restaurants, shops, and access to outdoor recreation. That’s why many of our cottage-style homes have a walking score of 80 or higher on Redfin. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a young family, or an empty nester, you’ll find our homes in a location you’ll love.

Designed to provide a convenient and hassle-free environment, our cottage communities come with Homeowners Association (HOA) fees that are used to provide essential services to residents. This includes water, sewer, and garbage services. Additionally, the HOA fees also cover master insurance policy, which gives you extra peace of mind knowing that your home is protected against unforeseen circumstances.

To stay informed about upcoming cottage home releases and availability, you can contact Albert Solis or Wendy Bragalone.

Albert Solis
(425) 409-0457

Wendy Bragalone
(425) 386-8397

You can also sign up for our mailing list or follow our Instagram and Facebook pages to receive regular updates about new releases, open house events, and more.

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