The Cottages at Mirror Lake is the result of a design competition sponsored by the City of Federal Way to showcase cottage housing and sustainable development. This breakthrough design, by The Nexus Studio, was selected as the very best among the entrants. The energy savings and efficiency are third-party certified by industry experts. The pervious concrete driveways, rain gardens and common open space integrate seamlessly with large “conversational” front porches and small private yards.
The architecture is truly classic. If you ever dreamed of an exquisite craftsman bungalow, but with all of today’s conveniences and energy efficient green features, you get the idea. Many of the cottages will enjoy views of Mt Rainier and local landmark Mirror Lake.
Located just 25 miles south of downtown Seattle and 9 miles north of downtown Tacoma, The Cottages are convenient to everything you need. The pocket neighborhood is accessed from a main arterial street with a local bus stop out front. It is 1.5 miles from The Commons Mall and the city center, 2 miles from the new regional transportation hub, and 2.25 miles from the critical commute route of I-5. South King and Northern Pierce counties offer many employment and recreational opportunities and Federal Way enjoys easy access to Sea-Tac International Airport and the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Joint military base Lewis/McChord is a half hour away.