I just received a tip on this modern, LEED for Homes-built home being built and sold in Portland, Oregon. It looks like a great design for a tough, slanted site. Located at 9130 SW 7th, this 1,982 sf home has a cool, two-story, up-down feel that’s common in townhouses, without the hassle and noise of a party wall (technically, it’s in the garage). Nice. I’m just going to roll through some of the green features, just to get a general idea of how green it is: reclaimed Oregon Myrtle wood floors on second level, durable standing seem metal roofing, IceStone countertops, radiant heating system with solar hot water assist, whole house heat-recovery ventilation and air filtration, occupancy sensors for efficient lighting, rainwater catchment system, photovoltaic solar electric system, formaldehyde-free cabinets, and radiant concrete first floor, etc.
Designed and built by building arts workshop, the home exceeds Oregon’s energy use standards by more than 15%. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a 400 sf garage – what else do you need?!
photo credit: building arts workshop