People-centric Homes in Seattle near completion
Multi-certified green homes in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood are approaching completion. The much talked about garden style City Cabins built by Martha Rose Construction have pulled out all stops to complete these near net-zero homes before Christmas.
Vegetated roof installation, patios made from recycled pavers, and a light sanding and polishing of the reclaimed plank flooring is all being done this week. The construction of these homes takes a bit longer than traditional built homes, approximately six months once the foundation has been poured.
The people-centric floor plans appeal to a large segment of the population because of the flex-spaces that can easily be converted to a myriad of uses. Intelligent design features, like 9’ ceiling heights, allow the windows to be installed 6” higher than traditional windows allowing the center and back of the rooms to get much more natural light.
Two of the three bedrooms have easy access to the outside living areas; the top floor features a totally open living area without any obstructions. One end has the custom high-end all electric kitchen and the other end features the comforts of a freestanding fireplace and tremendous views of Fisherman’s Terminal and beyond to the Olympic Mountains.