It wasn't so long ago that we had no homes in Seattle that met the rigorous Passive House standards. Nowadays, they're a little bit more common, so if you're gonna talk up the energy-efficiency of your new project, you need an interesting angle. The CORK Haus, Dwell Development's new Columbia City construction, has a pretty good hook and it's right there in the name. The structure is built using 100% natural cork siding all the way from Portugal, where it's a popular building material known for long-term durability and insulation. Other energy-efficient touches include a heat recovery ventilation system (HRV), induction stove and high performance windows and the fact that the home is solar-ready. The countertops? Made from recycled from repurposed materials in the Rainier Brewery building. The hardwood floors? Made from repurposed utility poles from Montana. The 3-BR is now on the market asking $699,990.
· 4417 33rd Ave S [Estately]