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.

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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.