The topography of Seattle’s buildable lots tends to be steep sloped, due to many hills and valleys within the city. The challenge was to create a structure that can be built with piles, stabilizing the slope and providing the mesmerizing lake views. In addition, garage had to be located at the bottom of the slope, and back yard was literally excavated from the hillside. Engineering is quietly invisible, after driving 24 auger cast piles to secure the slope above. The architecture called for creative approach to the use of brick, which has a great tradition in Seattle. Collaboration with Greg Bader.