Situated in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the Artist in Residence is a gallery-like home designed by local architecture studio Heliotrope. The 3,953-square-foot dwelling is clad in cedar and features a layout reminiscent of a checkerboard, alternating between interior and exterior spaces. The main floor is slightly elevated above grade to provide scenic views of the street while allowing occupants some semblance of privacy. A major feature of the structure is the art studio, which is adjacent to the main living area and occupies a double-height space with a cathedral ceiling, but sunk a half level to help establish a separation. Sustainability was a priority for the homeowners, so there’s an eco-friendly fluid-applied waterproofing barrier, radiant floor heating, and a green roof with succulents. Finally, a backyard rain garden absorbs rainwater runoff from the roof.