The fourth annual NW Green Home Tour is set for this Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The self-guided tour will showcase local, sustainable, green homes and many of them are in our neighborhood.
This year six Ballard homes will be showcased. Check out the specifics from the tour organizers below:
Drinking Rainwater in Ballard by Bristow Enterprises at 7703 26th Ave NW
- The home features rainwater catchment in its various forms, plus other sustainable features, including an energy retrofit and remodel. It has one of the first legal whole-house rainwater catchment and filtration systems in the city of Seattle. A short walk brings you to many other rain gardens in the neighborhood. Map provided.
Dinah by Green Canopy Homes at 8050 14th Ave NW
This stop on the tour is a beautiful, energy-efficient, sustainably built, walkable single-family home in Greenwood. Complete with all the bells and whistles for the green geeks as well as the build quality and aesthetic expected from this demanding market.
Falcon’s Nest by Red Cottage Studios at 7744 Dibble Ave NW
Falcon’s Nest is a family endeavor. The home serves as a pied-à-terre for California grandparents, who love to visit their grandson, or a potential future rental. The garage/apartment is built with sustainability and economy in mind. It has green finishes, energy and space efficiency, and rich natural light.
RainWise – NW Seattle by RainWise and Sustainable Ballard at 2034 NW 60th St (see photo above)
This property is RainWise! Each year, 50,000 gallons of rainwater are not going down the storm drains, thanks to a beautiful and functional rain garden and five cisterns. Learn all about rain gardens, cisterns, and big RainWise rebates offered by Seattle Public Utilities and King County.
NW 58th St. Townhouses by Haberzetle Homes at 1531A+B, 1533, 1535 NW 58th St
These Ballard townhomes target the 4-Star Built Green certification. A thoughtful design and layout maximizes light as well as privacy for each unit, while rooftop decks provide a great retreat. Stylish finishes combine with energy-conscious construction, including HRVs.
Herndon Home by Puget Sound Solar: 808 NW 64th St
This 104-year-old house is remodeled with aims of extending the structure’s useful life and making it less resource dependent. The end result is a home coming very close, if not meeting, the Seattle 2050 goals for Energy and Carbon scoring and using a quarter the normal amount of city water.
This year’s tour features 35 homes all over Seattle, in addition to 12 Sustainability Stops, offering healthy refreshments, additional educational experiences, product demos, and discounts to tour goers.
Click here to check out more details and to see the tour map.
If you are interested in volunteering on the day email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Photo courtesy of NW Green Home Tour.