Situated on the northern edge of Lake Union, the Wallingford neighborhood features views of bridges, the Lake’s community of houseboats and Gas Works Park. AMLI Wallingford, a two-building, full-block multifamily and retail community, offers residents a uniquely urban experience near a wealth of outdoor amenities in the heart of this residential neighborhood.
The design, which caters to the modern Seattle city-dweller, takes its cues from the views of bridges and houseboats and makes the best use of its full block site that slopes on two sides. The northern face of the complex has a decidedly neighborhood scale that respects its surroundings, while other elevations utilize the site’s slope to add units and expand views. The two buildings are connected by an internal courtyard, spanned by pedestrian bridges that enhance views and connections among residents.
In addition to typical amenities such as bike rooms, roof top entertaining space and ground floor retail, there is a workshop that is available to residents who have home projects and hobbies. A “houseboat and boardwalk” concept informs the interior color palette, which features warm wood and timber with pops of accent color. The landscape extends a pollinator corridor, providing native, bee and butterfly-friendly plantings in the streets as they lead toward Lake Union. Open courtyards and transparent facades provide a dynamic urban fabric to support walkability, permeability and integration on the site. In addition, the project received LEED Silver certification and includes recycling centers on each floor, electric car charging stations in the parking garage and native landscaping on the three rooftop decks.