Central, South & West Seattle Tour Sites
Click the links below to see a spotlight of the Central, South & West Seattle tour sites that will be on the 2013 Northwest Green Home Tour in the SODO, Madrona, West Seattle, and Rainier Vista neighborhoods.
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Green Canopy Homes is a Seattle homebuilder focused on bringing energy efficiency and sustainability to Seattle’s existing housing stock. Through our work we are able to preserve the existing structure and character of Seattle’s aging homes – while at the same time delivering a product that is modern, fresh and ultra-efficient. Rather than scrape properties with potential - our team works hard to engineer projects that are buildable, salable, valuable, beautiful and innovative.
This project was an extensive remodel of a 1980’s house originally designed by an architect who initially lived in the house for several years. Our task was to design and create a cook’s kitchen, a “man cave”, a mud/powder room addition, an updated bathroom/laundry and add closets to a bedroom that originally did not have any. Our clients were committed to a very green project from the beginning and incorporated many recycled and green products and practices into the project.
Mighty House Construction | Entero Design
The kitchen of this 1925 bungalow in Madrona was renovated to maximize function and creating a healthy space for this family. Living a sustainable lifestyle is important to them so the kitchen was designed to enable the owner and her daughters to do the canning and cooking they enjoy with an ease of maintenance. The layout, materials, and color palette were selected to highlight the homes Spanish influences. The home additionally features daylighting and other energy efficient upgrades as well as rain water harvesting systems.
Kohl Construction | Community Power Works
Every green building project begins and ends with energy efficiency. A new program offered in Seattle by Community Power Works and implemented by Kohl Construction shows you how everyone in Seattle can be on the path to green.
Dwell Development | Dwell Northwest
Dwell Development’s Passivhaus is the first in-fill spec Passivhaus development in Seattle. This high-design approx. 2,000 square feet, 3 bd, 2.5 bath features signature Dwell finishes, clean lines, volume, a 15’ by 24’ roof top deck and a large private parking space. Located in Dwell Development’s celebrated 15 home micro-community just blocks from Columbia City shopping and dining and the Light Rail Station. According to Tadashi Shiga, of Evergreen Certified, third-party verifier “the Passivhaus is the highest efficient home for energy efficiencies in the World. It’s 90% efficient. It’s like getting a 90% off space heating and cooling bills”.
Martha Rose Construction
The new experience of Low Impact City Living is waiting for you at City Cabins® at Columbia Station. Located in Phase I, of the New Rainier Vista Development, these 4 townhomes are built on the last, and best, remaining lot. Vistas of Mt. Rainier and the central park, will be enjoyed from both the master suite and roof deck as well as the 2nd floor south bedroom. City Cabins® utilize a blending of modern and rustic natural materials purchased from local vendors and produced regionally whenever possible. Two of the four lucky homebuyers will have an opportunity to install a generous PV array and live in a net zero world. With a return on investment of 8 years, these WA State solar panels will give you the ultimate bragging rights with your inlaws. The icing on the cake is that the Link Light Rail train platform is a mere 6 block walk from your front door to the train platform. Columbia City shops, restaurants, and nightlife are also just a walk away. We will be completed with construction in mid to late Spring.
ENVISION Homes | Community Power Works
1900's classic restoration by builder and Green Home Tour sponsor ENVISION Homes, Residential & Light Construction Remodeling. Community power Works will be on site on Tour Day to demonstrate an energy assessment, including home performance testing. Home features extensive structural restoration, seismic retrofit, upgraded insulation, air sealing, salvage & reuse, chickens, and more. Building Scientists on site to answer questions. Owner/Builder on site to explain the science and passion of this restoration.
Paar Development, LLC
Beacon Green Courtyard Townhomes available late Spring 2013! 6 homes ranging from 885 – 1350 sq ft. State of the art architectural design by David Neiman. Built Green & NW ENERGY STAR. Fabulous city and mountain views to the W. E. N. with private decks. Easy access to light rails and Car2go stations. Parking areas are covered by a common courtyard, greatly reducing the impact of the parking area. Large space in center creates improved natural light and privacy! A shared amenity provides a space for gathering and community.