Built circa 1910 by a family of Italian stonemasons, the Corson Building in Seattle needed some tender loving care, to say the least. Chef Matt Dillon, of the wildly popular restaurant Sitka & Spruce, and friends restored the interior and added a large new kitchen in the back with a view of the soccer field across the way. They built a tall wood-burning oven outside, a brick patio and raised beds for herbs and vegetables. Theres a chicken coop in one corner of the garden, beehives in another, and fig, plum and peach trees.
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