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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

“Reclaimed Modern” home in Seattle, Washington by Julian Weber

 
March 12th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Julian Weber

The award winning design/build firm focused on building modern sustainable homes, is leading the charge for innovative architectural design and green building in Seattle with the completion of their net-zero “Reclaimed Modern” home. Nestled in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood, the Eco-friendly home proves the combination of modern design and pragmatic necessity is the future of development.

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

  • Architects: Julian Weber
  • Project: “Reclaimed Modern” home
  • Location: 4606 43rd Ave South Seattle, WA
  • Photography: Tucker English
  • Square Footage: 3,140, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Interior Designer: Abbey Maschmedt
  • Contractor: Dwell NW
  • Landscape Design: Dwell NW
Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Every home built by Dwell Development is designed with the goal of net-zero energy use in mind. The Reclaimed Modern home embodies that mindset with the use of repurposed building materials and energy-efficient technology. “We use a holistic approach at Dwell Development similar to the farm-to-table idea, where we incorporate local materials into our homes that are natural, recycled, or repurposed. It’s about making conscious choices,” says owner, Anthony Maschmedt.. With materials cultivated from its surroundings, this home lives true to the firm’s principle belief of conservation.

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

The pathway leading up to the 3,140 square-foot three-story home is made out of repurposed concrete from the public sidewalk removed during construction. The home’s exterior was built using salvaged wood and corrugated metal from a deconstructed barn in the Willamette Valley. Practicing the Dwell Development philosophy, no material is wasted. The barn wood is incorporated into the roof soffit hovering above the deck and Lake Washington views, while the metal is used for the siding and fencing. Abbey Maschmedt, the Design Project Coordinator at Dwell Development, says “We have always used a lot of materials with high recycled content, but the idea of actually taking and reusing materials from old buildings slated for demolition was the next step – a natural evolution.” The organic rusty hue coupled with the modern structure of the home creates an instant patina and a compelling addition to the vibrant urban neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

The exterior of the home is coated with Enviro-Dri, an applied weather-resistive barrier as opposed to traditional house paper, that seals the exterior of the building against moisture intrusion, protecting the home from the harsh Pacific Northwest climate. The previous concrete keeps rainwater onsite, recharging the ground water and lessening the burden on the storm water infrastructure. Despite Seattle’s seemingly grey reputation, the sun is a valuable energy resource that did not go unused. 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.

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

About Dwell Development LLC
Dwell Development is a design/build firm based in the Columbia City neighborhood in Seattle, WA. Dwell Development’s contribution to the Greater Seattle area has transformed the traditional landscape for residential design and construction by building 5-Star Built Green homes with sleek modern designs and high performance properties to promote a sustainable future.

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

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Image Courtesy © Julian Weber

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