This is the Green Cubed house, which was designed by Nelse Design + Build.  Located on an infill lot in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, the 5-star home was recently the superstar of a Green Built home tour.  And for those in the area, this modern, single-family home is listed for sale for $900,00, which includes four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms in a 2,667 square-foot package.  Some of its many green features include the following:


  • Vegetated roof system;
  • Cistern for rainwater collection;
  • Irrigation free landscaping and no impervious ground surfaces;
  • High efficiency boiler paired with radiant floor system;
  • Energy Star kitchen and laundry appliances;
  • Carpetless design for indoor air quality;
  • Durable siding and recycled content roof product;
  • Reused salvaged cabinetry and renewable bamboo flooring; and
  • Prewired roof for future solar power.

In addition, 90% of construction waste was diverted from the waste stream, and the home was designed to be 30% more efficient than international energy code.  In testing, Green Cubed received a HERS rating of 56.  To learn more about the house, check this Green Built case study





Photo credits: Paul Clark.