West Seattle Home Grows Upward, Gets a Modern Makeover

By Patrick Knowles

August 10, 2015

A West Seattle couple starts a second story and a new chapter

This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of Seattle Magazine.


It was the wrong house. Or at least Emily Trittschuh wrote down the wrong address to check out on her weekly, Sunday-afternoon house hunt. The 1953 pea-soup green, 2,520-square-foot, ranch-style residence in West Seattle’s Admiral District was over her budget, but, since she had already driven out, she saw no harm in a quick walkthrough.

Rocky Rochon’s keen eye for space and color has transformed everything from penthouses to townhomes. At age 67, he’s not done yet.