3237 California Ave SW Seattle, WA  98116

Live/Work Lofts in the heart of West Seattle

We marked another milestone in green building with the completion of the first 5-Star Built Green Live/Work homes in Seattle. Following the completion of Seattles first Emerald Star certified home last month, we decided to lead the charge for sustainable development in the Emerald city with a move into the commercial realm. The 5-Star Built Green Live/Work units offer consumers an alternative to traditional mixed-use spaces and the opportunity to live more sustainably. The Live/Work is the ultimate in green lifestyle – work where you live – no car time. This will help build denser neighborhoods with greater walkability,” says Anthony Maschmedt, Owner of Dwell Development.

Combining over 700 square-feet of commercial space and three stories of living space, the new 2,700 square foot homes offer homeowners options to make the most out of their investment. Homeowners have the option to use the ground floor as personal office space or rent it out to a commercial tenant, creating an opportunity to earn additional income. Homeowners also save on heat and electric bills due to the homes tight building envelope, energy efficient design and green technology.

Each home is built to accommodate net-zero energy usage, which includes solar-ready rooftop configurations, advanced framing, high impact insulation, triple-glazed windows, and heat recovery ventilation systems. Similar to Dwell Developments approach to residential design, unique reclaimed materials are integrated wherever possible, “we use the same sustainable materials in our commercial projects to reach the same quality of green living we value in our homes,” says Abbey Maschmedt, Project Manager for Interior Design. The homes feature reclaimed wood floors, countertops and tile made from recycled content and locally sourced cabinetry.

Building homes in urban neighborhoods with high walk scores help minimize car use and carbon footprints. Our holistic approach to sustainable development helps homeowners conserve resources and cut costs while also setting the bar high for other developers in Seattle.

Floor Plans


  • 2,500 SF
  • 700SF Commercial/Retail Space
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Year Built: 2015