Houzz Tour: A Home Built for Lego Play
“Since I was a little kid, I’ve always loved Lego,” says Seattle architect Jeffrey Pelletier. “It’s probably the reason I’m an architect now — it just inspired me.”
Pelletier’s fascination with the colorful building blocks didn’t end at adolescence. He continued to amass Lego sets well into adulthood. By the time his collection reached a quarter million pieces, he realized he’d outgrown his old house and needed a place with more square footage.
Pelletier and his husband, Christopher Pasco, settled on a battered 1902 Seattle foursquare, drawn by its grand appointments but modest proportions, and its convenient Capitol Hill location. In renovating the home, Pelletier aimed to preserve the structure’s bones but make it more suitable for contemporary living. “You get the benefits of both,” he says. “You get the floor plan of a modern house, but you get the feel of an older home.” And, in this case, you also get a color palette as exuberant as, well, a stack of Legos.
Houzz TV: Watch the video of this home’s amazing Lego-filled basement