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This $685K Beacon Hill Built Green Modern Uses Concrete Every Way it Can

Built Green and made out of concrete, a Chris Pardo design is back on the market at $685,000.

Built Green and made out of concrete, a Chris Pardo design is back on the market at $685,000. It was built for the modern era and has modern style. Angular works.

The house is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1,840 square foot, two story; but there's more to it that than. The easiest things to notice are the angular aspects. It is nearly cubic with an off-set cutout for the main window. Take it down to the walls, like after the sellers have moved, and well-built simple cabinetry, fireplaces, and stairway retain the aesthetic.

The use of materials has one heavy influence: concrete. Concrete was used for the foundation, siding, floors, and even the stair tread. One surprise may be that they didn't use concrete for the countertops. Instead they used Caesarstone, an engineered quartz. It all should be more durable, with lower life cycle costs, and be more forgiving to scratches and scrapes than highly polished wood or marble.

A goal of a Built Green house is to minimize the impact. It certainly isn't impacting much of the land because the lot is only 1,675 square feet. With the aid of an overhanging floor, they've created a carport of sorts, making most use of the space available.

Build with a flat roof and make even better use of the space by adding a rooftop deck. A simple way to effectively add another floor - as long as the weather cooperates.

1516 18th Ave S, Seattle, WA [Windermere]