|Location: Queen Anne, Seattle
Star Level: 4-Star
Checklist: 2018 Single Family/Townhome New Construction
Verifier: Evergreen Certified
|Site and Water
|Health and Indoor Air Quality
A dynamically landscaped central courtyard and expansive views provide a feast for the eyes at The Elements on Dexter townhome development by Gamut360 Holdings. This Queen Anne development increased the original sites’ density by 600% while its central courtyard design, located above street level, optimizes natural views for added value to homebuyers.
Oversized windows let in an abundance of light. Every floor includes indoor-outdoor linkages through patios or decks and the roof-top decks deliver grand views of Lake Union and Gas Works Park. The homes’ stacked floor plans benefit from built-in, space-efficient storage and airy, floating stairwells.
Situated close to the popular South Lake Union Tech-work district residents will easily be able to hop on a bus or bike to many downtown locations. To support bike commuters and outdoor enthusiasts 16 dedicated bike spots and private storage areas are offered in the secure underground garage.
The ductless heat pump mini-split space conditioning and gas tankless water heater systems, combined with taped seam house wrap, EcoBatt wall insulations, Low-E windows, EnergyStar certified dishwasher and clothes washer and dryer, and LED lighting contributed to these homes achieving a modeled performance of 25.7% improvement over 2015 WSEC.
The project utilized locally produced brick siding, engineered framing lumber, cadet heaters, and windows. Superior indoor air quality was maintained by choosing materials with fewer toxins/VOCs in them to limit off-gassing inside the units—from the paints, caulks, adhesives, and sealants to the pre-finished hardwood flooring and millwork. Multiple materials with recycled content were selected to reduce resource extraction.