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North Beach Home View
3019 NW Esplanade  

This 5-Star Built Green home boasts sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympics.  Located on an in-fil lot in the quiet North Beach neighborhood, this home abounds in environmentally friendly and universal design features.
3019 NW Esplanade

This roof top deck utilizes heavy duty Lifedeck waterproofing surface and powder coated railings for durability.
3019 NW Esplanade  

Steven Lesser Woodworking in Ballard made these custom bamboo cabinets and fabricated the Richlite countertops.  Architerra, in Georgetown, Seattle custom made the mosaic wall tiles.
3019 NW Esplanade  

An on-grade approach to the house coupled with an elevator allow, an owner to age in place. Venitian plaster walls and commercial grade porcelain floor tiles are beautiful and durable. Hot water radiators are high efficiency units.
3019 NW Esplanade  

A roll-in shower is the companion to the elevator in allowing a person to stay in their home, even with a disability.
3019 NW Esplanade

A 1.5 kilowatt array of photovoltaic cells on the roof produces electricity for this home.  The Solar hot water tubes help to heat the hot water for the domestic use and hot water heating.
3019 NW Esplanade

The wine cellar in the basement stays a cool 55 degrees. Also good for roots and other food storage. The shelving is an unfinished pine and the flooring is Tirex, made from recycled tires.

3019 NW Esplanade

A top floor bedroom maximizes the space in the home and the view out the windows. 

Rainier Vista Town Homes
2829 S. Adams Street

One of our (13) 5-star Built Green townhomes constructed in the new Rainier Vista redevelopment near Columbia City. These homes are just blocks from the light rail station.

2817 – 2823 S. Adams

With classic styling, these homes help to foster community with reduced front setbacks and the kind of front porches that are meant for a good rocking chair. The high quality cedar siding is painted in a palette of historical colors, making them a cheerful accent.

2901 2909 S. Adams

The townhomes all have atriums on the south facing back sides of the units. The ground floor of each unit is stained concrete with insulation underneath it, so that it functions as a heat sink for these passive solar homes.


Ballard Town Homes
1521 & 1523 NW 59th Street

Just a few blocks from Market Street, these 5-star Built Green homes are a city dwellers dream. Completed in October of 2005, these were our first 5-star Built Green homes. The south facing sloped roof on each unit is ideal for adding photovoltaics and the pre-wiring has already been done.
1521 & 1523 NW 59th Street

Stained concrete flooring provides warmth in both color and function. By insulating with 2” closed-cell foam under the entire slab, it becomes a heat sink, absorbing warmth from the sun, from the wall radiators, from the ambient temperature of the room. This slab helps to keep the temperature in the home more constant.
1521 NW 59th Street

A classic home design was chosen for its timeless appeal. The bricks, cedar siding, entry tiles and front door are all regionally produced and chosen for their durability. Florescent lighting is used throughout the home, even in traditional fixtures.
1521 NW 59th Street

A low maintenance kitchen is achieved by using commercial grade finishes. Porcelain tiles on floors and walls are accented by a locally made 3-D tile mural. A galley style kitchen outfitted with a stainless sink restaurant sink and a separate pantry is appreciated by both novice and experienced cooks.
1521 NW 59th Street

Steven Lesser Woodworking in Ballard made these beautiful maple cabinets with the walnut accents. His friend found the maple wood in his shed. Per the shipping tag, it was leftover from a bowling alley installation in the 1950’s. Recycling, re-using and reducing waste are important aspects of green building.
1521 NW 59th Street

This safety railing needed to provide screening, beauty, strength, durability and low maintenance. To fulfill all of these needs, we used black fence piping for the frame with solid Vietnamese bamboo attached with black zip-ties.

Bitter Lake Town Homes
300 – 308 N 133rd Street

My favorite features of these homes are the southern exposure, the dead end street that abuts the park, the bus line and ease of getting everywhere. These 3-star Built Green homes have also been pre-wired for electricity producing solar cells.

Jackson Golf Course Homes
13300 & 13308 11th Ave NE

With an historical color palette on cedar siding, sun rooms, front porches and hidden garages, these homes are classics that will always be appreciated. They have been certified as 3-star Built Green and boast a great layout and many fine finishes.
13300 & 13308 11th Ave NE

Usable living space in the home is optimized in many ways. In this photo, the stairway continues up to a computer station or reading nook. New Zealand wool carpet is soft, naturally resistant to dirt and helps to regulate temperature in the home.
13300 & 13308 11th Ave NE

Cubbies for storage double as a way to reach the amply-sized sleeping loft in a bedroom. Being efficient about how space is used allows us to benefit with a smaller footprint on the lot.
13300 & 13308 11th Ave NE

The passive solar atrium works as a buffer and/or supplemental heat source on cool days and an extension of the living room during warmer times. The ceiling fan helps to distribute the warm air into the home.
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