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Liselotte Kragh, Owner Abita Studio Architecture +Design


Lotte Kragh is a Danish-American architect with a Master of Architecture degrees from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and from the University of Washington.  Since 1995, Lotte has owned and operated Abita Studio Architecture + Design, an independent, Seattle-based residential design practice.  

Lotte supports each project with the benefit of a diversified design background combined with architectural project management and construction experience.

Abita Studio will work with you at whatever level you need, whether it be a quick floor plan sketch and conceptual design consultation or the full scope of architectural services from initial concept through construction.


Lotte is amazing! We were fortunate to work with her on our kitchen remodel/powder/garage/deck. With an old colonial, there were lots & lots of hidden issues that unfolded as we opened walls, down to the structure & foundation. She kept us grounded and would quickly steer us in the right direction and resolve the "hiccups" and kept the project rolling. She's very mindful & listens to what your vision is and brings it to life. From our initial meeting, we knew instantly, she was "our person" to get us to our dream breathtaking kitchen and "healing this old colonial" from the pin piles on up! Grateful for Lotte!Read More

We engaged Lotte and Abita Studios to help us solve a leaky deck on our 20-year-old home. We tried to fix it several times without success and knew that major work was in order. She gave us four options, three of which would have fixed the deck and one which was a major redesign, removing the deck completely and replacing it with a sloping roof. We chose the redesign and are incredibly pleased with the result. We never imagined that a material change to the front of our house would look like it was part of the original design (but better). Lotte also figured out how to increase the size of our dining room windows which was an unexpected bonus. Lotte was clear, thoughtful, and listened carefully to what we wanted. She is skilled in design and terrific to work with. She formed a great team with our builder, and we felt so comfortable with her that we left her in charge of the construction when we left for a month during the height of the construction. We recommend her highly!Read More

We worked with Lotte on updating many spaces on the main floor of our home. Our project consisted of two phases of construction--the first phase included a complete kitchen remodel, removing a wall between the living room and dining room, and a lot of built in cabinetry. The second phase included a home office, an ensuite guest room, a powder room and a hallway drop-zone. Throughout the design process, Lotte was very good at listening to what our priorities were and she was creative in finding solutions for turning our wishes into reality. She understood that we were looking to make our spaces not only beautiful but also highly functional. Lotte was a pleasure to work with. We appreciated her practical design sensibility and we believe she designed our spaces to be the best they can be!Read More

I've worked with Lotte a few times and all have been a wonderful experiences. We were smart enough to hire her for a kitchen and home remodel and are so glad we did. She has a gift of understanding flow, movement in a home, and adding touches one would never consider. She listens, she coaches, and she provides beautiful drawings that we get to bring to life. Currently, we are undergoing a new project and look forward to her help once again. -Sarah and JasonRead More

I purchased a mid-century house in need of various repairs and updates. Lotte helped me formulate an overall plan that we could tackle in phases depending on what my priorities were. From this initial meeting, I changed the carpet pattern that I was going to have installed. Her understanding of what my ideas for the house and my taste were clear and she saved me from making decisions that might not have been the best for the house. When I needed to replace all the windows, she not only had great resources, saving me a lot of time and wandering around, but guided the whole specification process and worked through various possible solutions to find the most pleasing one. We went over the pros and cons of materials and functions, so that now that the windows are in, I can really see all of where she was helping go to. No element is too small or too large for her to deal with. Most importantly, she listens and absorbs what I'm trying to say. I feel very lucky to have found such an ally.Read More