Julia Place Apartments

Julia Place Apartments is a new, five-unit apartment building located in the heart of Capitol Hill in Seattle. To work sympathetically with its neighbors, we conceived of Julia Place as a large house, using a gabled roof form to tie into the small apartment buildings and townhomes immediately adjacent. Our client brought to the project a desire to make the building very resource efficient as well as a desire to provide for the under-served in the local community. Three of the five apartment units are available to a lower-income tenant. The heating system installed at Julia Place features a highly efficient air-to-water heat pump linked to a set of thermal pre-heating panels. The pitched roof supports a 6kW PV array that partially offsets the power demand by the entire building. Harvested rainwater is filtered and pumped to the dwelling units for laundry and toilet uses as well as a significant portion of the irrigation demand.