Madrona 12 homes coming this fall

Denizen developing four Built Green live/work units, eight townhomes

Madrona 12 homes coming this fall

Madrona 12 homes coming this fall

Denizen Development Group plans to have new townhomes and live/work units across from its Madrona Lofts ready for occupancy this fall on 34th Avenue.

Madrona 12 has been a long time in the making, Denizen purchasing the land at 1119 34th Ave. three years ago and waiting two years to get its permits, said principal Chris Jolley. Construction started in early April 2017.

Four live/work units will front 34th Avenue, two on either side of a courtyard and vehicle entry. Jolley said people can use the ground-level space for a home office or lease it out for any business but a restaurant.

There will be eight townhomes on the west side of Madrona 12, with two attached garages and six carports. Denizen is including electric vehicle charging stations for all of its parking spaces, a standard for all of its developments now, Jolley said.

The exteriors are a mix of hardy board, metal siding and concrete masonry unit, with a rusted steel look for the retail spaces.

“We wanted to play off what we did across the street with the (concrete masonry unit)” Jolley said, referring to the Madrona Lofts development.

Denizen works with David Vandervort Architects, and Madrona 12 is being constructed to 4-Star Built Green standards.

“We’re building the homes really tight,” Jolley said, adding future homeowners will likely use air conditioning more than the heaters.

The retail spaces have 13-foot-high ceilings and a loft space for storage or a small studio, said principal Laura Rhodes.

Homes will range from $900,000 to $1.3 million, with one- to three-bedroom options, Rhodes said.

Several homes will have green roofs, while others will have decks — all will be plumbed for gas and water, said Denizen marketing director Bryan Rhodes. Bamboo composite is being used for the decking, and roof decks will be wired for cameras.

Plant trays are being grown in Oregon, Jolley said, and should come in around late June.

Jolley said the homes are being wired for smart-home packages, where people can use sensors and virtual assistant technology for turning on lights, unlocking doors, security cameras, heating controls and more. He added it’s possible some of the young tech workers that might be attracted to the Madrona 12 homes will want to set things up themselves.

Every home will also have fire suppression sprinklers.

A new driveway apron is being added and sidewalks replaced on 34th Avenue East. All three exceptional trees out front are being protected during construction.

Find out more about Madrona 12 and other Denizen projects coming soon at, including four townhomes that will be available before Madrona 12 at 15th Avenue and Olive Street in Capitol Hill.