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Old Materials Make a New Modern in Columbia City


What once was old is new again. That's the thinking behind this net-zero "Reclaimed Modern" home in Columbia City by Dwell Development. Designed by Julian Weber with interiors by Abbey Maschmedt, this eco-friendly home is out to prove the combination of modern design and pragmatic necessity is the future of Seattle development. With materials cultivated from its surroundings, this home lives true to the firm's principle belief of conservation. The exterior of the home is coated with Enviro-Dri, an applied weather-resistive barrier, that seals the exterior of the building against moisture intrusion, protecting the home from the harsh Pacific Northwest climate. The pervious concrete keeps rainwater onsite, recharging the ground water and lessening the burden on the storm water infrastructure. Maschmedt's team installed solar panels to facilitate net-zero living. The solar panels convert energy to usable electricity, offsetting the homeowners' energy use and reducing their carbon footprint. The home's triple pane windows keep the heat inside while the Heat Recovery Ventilator provides constant fresh air. The sustainable technology keeps energy usage low while providing a healthy, comfortable environment for its inhabitants. Don't get your hopes up, the 4-BR was sold in November for $999,990. Guess you'll just have to get Dwell to build you your own.

· Dwell Development [DD]