Infill House on SE 88th Ave

Framing work is underway on a new single-family residence between SE Stark and Washington streets on SE 88th Avenue. Two years ago, the new owners of 8739 SE Washington Street split the lot and requested permission to demolish the detached single-car garage. With that site preparation completed, crews recently began foundation work for the two-story house.

Located at 555 SE 88th Avenue, the new building features three bedrooms with two and a half bathrooms. Designers placed an efficient kitchen at the front of the house, with a combined living room and dining room occupying the back of the first floor. The architect centered a guest half-bath on the main level and placed the attached single-car garage to the south of the living space. A small covered back patio behind the garage allows for some outdoor seating.

On the home’s second floor, an Owner’s Suite spans the back third of the level. It has a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, dual vanity, and separate toilet room. Two standard bedrooms split the front of the house with a laundry room and full bathroom, filling the remainder of the second-story.

The square footprint of this infill home should look natural when complete. It reuses the existing driveway that once served the detached garage, and the house faces a different street than the original 1947 era building on the lot. Those design choices should blend the structure into the neighborhood’s esthetic without appearing cluttered. Look for construction to continue through summer with an eventual real estate listing sometime this year.