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The Kraft House

The Kraft House is an example of building small and building green. At less than 1500 sf, this house demonstrates many green features including advanced framing, solar hot water, radiant floor heat and reclaimed wood interior.
The Kraft House

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2702 Gull Harbor Rd. NE Olympia, WA 98506

Polar Bear Construction

The Kraft House is an example of building small and building green. At less than 1500 sf, this house demonstrates many green features including advanced framing, solar hot water, radiant floor heat and reclaimed wood interior.

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As you walk up to the house, you can notice an evacuated tube solar collector on the roof.  This collector preheats cold water in the winter and provides up to 60% hot water during peak production.

 

Kraft Solar HW Framing

 

The house is built using advanced framing techniques to save on resources, and engineered wood products.  Behind the cedar siding is a rain screen built over 1" rigid foam.  The house is built with a radiant heat, polished concrete, slab on grade floor system and Insulation is made from recycled blue jeans and the majority of millwork materials come from reclaimed lumber.

Kraft Earth PlasterA part of the living room has a “demonstration wall” that highlights a locally obtained clay-and-sand mixture as the finished wall surface.  The owners put a lot of their own energy into their house and it is very evident in the concrete counter tops and the spiral staircase to the second floor.

 

 

 

 

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The Kraft House
Installing PEX tubing for Radiant Floor Heat
The Kraft House
Recycled denim insulation was installed by owners
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