Sites shown below will be open Saturday, September 12th, 11 am - 5 pm
NEST Design Build
Sealth Trail House
The whole house was brought back to studs, resealed, and insulated to the exterior of the sheathing to create more than double the R of traditional in wall insulation. A new method of air barrier application called aerobarrier was used on this project.
The family kitchen and common areas were becoming less & less functional and it was time for a refresh! Implementing live-work-play's design, Mighty House transformed their common spaces and hard-used rooms a new life with healthy and long-lasting solutions.
This 1908 Seattle arts and crafts house is a tour favorite! It has been remodeled to conserve and produce energy with the ultimate goal of net zero. It was certified as a Net Zero Building in 2016 by the Living Building Challenge, the first remodeled home in Seattle to do so.
This modestly sized house features awesome views of downtown Seattle and Mt. Rainier. Efficient appliances and lighting throughout are powered by Seattle’s carbon neutral electricity. Green construction practices were combined with low VOC and natural interior finishes in this green home.
Wittman Estes was the architect, developer, and general contractor for this 3 unit multifamily urban infill housing with a single home and a 2 unit duplex. Certified as 4 Star Built Green, the eco-friendly housing includes green roofs, reclaimed fir stairs, and high efficiency energy systems.
A Backyard Cottage for a Mother and her Son. This project is tucked in the back corner with a strong connection to the yard. Small footprint (16x20) with a loft. High ceilings help to make this space feel larger yet balanced. Every square foot counts. Lots of sunlight and many sustainable features.
A historic 1907 cabin in West Seattle was slated to be torn down to make way for condos. We purchased the cabin (for $1!) and transported it across West Seattle to become a seamless addition to our current home.
Sites shown below will be open Sunday, September 13th, 11 am - 5 pm
The Maple Leaf House
This Net Zero Ready house has been designed to produce as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis using only renewable energy in the process. By building to Net Zero standards we can greatly reduce the negative impacts of building a house and create housing that supports and nurtures life.
This unique DADU was constructed on a Diamond Pier foundation and framed with 100+ year old Fir deconstructed from local buildings. Despite its antique skeleton it was built to modern high performance standards: air tightness, ERV ventilation, exterior insulation, and low-emitting interior finishes.
Completely remodeled home on Issaquah Creek with newly added 'treehouse' ADU on the upper level. Main level is Aging in Place friendly with wide doorways and an accessible bathroom, both levels have lots of natural light and healthy systems and finishes. Solar array provides most of energy needs.
This waterfront home with lake views is a certified Passive House & certified Net Zero Energy Ready. Project team applied best practices for energy efficiency, including superinsulation, extreme air tightness, triple glazed windows, radiant floor heating, heat pump mechanical systems, and a HRV.
With support from a rebate through the RainWise program, this property manages 100% of the stormwater falling on the roof, right on site. The RainWise installation includes a rain garden and two cisterns. The RainWise project was part of a much larger landscape installation that includes the patio, retaining walls, edible and permaculture gardens, and a lawn area redesign.
A Building Performance Specialist renovates his own home to balance comfort, cost and carbon! Transitioned from gas to fully electric, this project showcases shades of green including Indow Window retrofits, window & door replacements, exterior rainscreen, carbon negative wood fiber …