Eastside Tour Sites
2013 Northwest Green Home Tour Sites
Click the links below to see a spotlight of the Eastside tour sites that will be on the 2013 Northwest Green Home Tour in the Bellevue, Redmond, and Issaquah neighborhoods.
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Compact yet spacious, super energy efficient. Coolest roof on the Eastside features wind turbine, green roof, solar electric, and solar hot water.
Bellevue 41st is the first of it's kind group of modern-green single family homes on the east side. All home are custom designed to the client needs and wishes, are certifieed Built Green 5-stars and Energy Star Homes and achieve as much as 50% energy efficiency. The project also features a Passive house with up to 90% energy savings.
Kirkland Cottage Rescue
Clearwater Commons is the first low-impact development of its kind in Snohomish County. Five units of 16 have been built with energy efficient materials and techniques such as pin-pier foundations, tight building envelope and advanced framing. Overall site layout is designed to maintain natural groundwater flow and rehabilitate surrounding wetlands. Situated on 7.5 acres on the newly restored North Creek, Clearwater Commons is an active community of families, artists, conservationists, gardeners and more sharing in the benefits of living in a rural setting close to Seattle, Everett and the Eastside.
Bristol Design & Construction
This remarkable post and beam home was owner-built in 1961 with classic mid-century influence. Our primary challenge as the second owner-builder was how to renovate and upgrade materials and systems while retaining the integrity of the architecture, unique features and landscape. Walls were moved to resolve poor circulation and removed to create an open plan. An on-demand water heater, high-pressure HVAC and smart lighting system were installed. The hand-split cedar siding was retained and splintered basalt was salvaged completing the exterior. The metal roof is backed with recycled Styrofoam, adding insulation. The backyard was cleared of blackberries, revealing a hill, atop which a fire pit now sits. A Koi pond and spa nestle into its base alongside an Ipe deck overlooking the forest. Existing trees and bushes were protected or relocated and native plants complete the lush landscape. The Weather Station irrigation system automatically adjusts based on precipitation. Only native plants were selected, which over time will establish themselves and require less water. 100% FSC woods are used throughout Bristol’s cabinetry, furniture and millwork- fabricated locally. Non-gassing products are made especially for our cabinetry - no particle board. Considered a tear down, many builders thought to rezone the 3-acres and build 12 spec homes. By renovating, we kept it out of landfills and protected the heavily forested landscape and surrounding wetlands.