Spec Home – Quality on a Budget

Constructed for a property owner on a budget plan, this building project included two side-by-side custom spec homes with a "mirror" design including a detached two-car garage. The sloping site in Green Lake near Seattle, Washington called for excavation and a retaining wall in the back yards. The architectural drawings purchased online required several modifications and improvements including:

  • Moving and eliminating upstairs walls to improve flow and create a more open space
  • Changing the master bedroom and bathroom layout for improved space utilization


Multi-M Contracting used higher quality materials and appliances than is usual for this type of home construction. Some of the outstanding features were:

  • Landscaped yard with natural stone pathway
  • High ceilings with skylights and fans in the master bedroom
  • Solid cherry and birch wood kitchen cabinets and drawers
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Light oak flooring

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