Friday, September 13, 2013

Beacon Green Tour Saturday 9/14 10am-4pm

The AIA Explore Design Tour is tomorrow, Saturday Sept 14th, 10am-4pm.
1734 13th Avenue S (North Beacon Hill).

If you've been within earshot lately, or have not properly calibrated your spam filter, you've probably heard me say it already...but perhaps it bears repeating:  Beacon Green is an entirely new kind townhouse project featuring housing clustered around a shared courtyard that builds community among neighbors.  For the last 25 years, almost every townhouse in Seattle was built on the 4-pack model, which was essentially a parking diagram that people had to live above.  It took seven years of work, but we've finally managed to bring a project to market that turns all of that on its head. Beacon Green is housing designed from the ground up around the needs of people, open space, and community.

Project Size:  Six (6) three-story townhomes.  Five (5) parking spaces.  Unit size varies from 1450sf 3br to 880sf 2br units.  Two of the units can flex from 1br to 3br depending on how the parking level is used.

Construction cost:  $125 per SF construction cost.  Does not include land & soft costs (design, permits, financing, etc.)

Sales:  Units are all sold.  Sales prices ranged from $350,000 to $465,000 (approx $340/sf)

Notable Features:

  • Built-Green 4-Star Certified.
  • High-efficiency heat pump for heating and A/C (4x more efficient than gas).
  • Heat Pump hot water system (2.5x more efficient than gas).
  • Heat recovery ventilation saves energy and insures clean healthy interior air.
  • High-efficiency spray foam and blown-in-blanket super-insulation system.
  • Durable rain-screen siding system.
  • The project provides more than 2.5x the amount of open space required by code.
  • Flexible parking scheme allows owners to use basement level for parking or bedrooms, adapt over time.
  • Smaller unit sizes and higher unit density creates housing that is more affordable, make better use of city land, puts more people close to transit. 
  • Unit 6 is designed for a basement ADU that allows the owner to have rental income, more flexibility over time.
  • Low VOC finishes, cork flooring, modular carpet tiles, recycled content tile.

Tickets are available for the Tour at Beacon Green, 1734 13th Avenue S.  I also have (4) comps available.  First come first served!

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