When the opportunity arose to transform an old gas station on the top of the Hill into a mixed-use building, the Queen Anne community followed closely. In designing Eden Hill, we engaged the neighborhood, incorporating their design guidelines and contextual standards to design a building approved of by both the community and developer.
The result is a well proportioned, modern interpretation of an early 20th century, brick building. Working with this high quality material, our designers took special care with the brick, creating visual interest with details such as the corbel at the top of the building. This detail draws the eye and terminates the brick in an elegant manner.
The site was originally surrounded by curb cuts in the sidewalk promoting vehicle activity applicable to the gas station, but not retail businesses. The new building provides an activated street facade that promotes pedestrian activity and safety. The enhanced pedestrian environment is supported by the connection made to the nearby Queen Anne Community Center and park.
2008 Commendation Award, Commercial Building Category, Masonry Institute of Washington Awards