In 2007, Davey and Shari Engstom embarked on creating their dream home on the site of Davey's 1920s Wallingford cottage, that he has owned since the early 1990s. The resulting 5-star BuiltGreen home, completed in 2009, not only maximizes what are still cutting edge energy and water conservation strategies, but artfully captures the elegant old-world charm of a European mountain chalet. Learn more here.
This collaboration between the owners, architect, Dan Stettler and Beckman Builders is a prime example of how a deep green home not only saves resources and money, but provides a remarkably comfortable and peaceful place to live. Thanks to an innovative "twist" you can catch a view of Mount Rainier from the master bedroom thanks to a 23 degree rotation of the upper floor. Even though all that Wallingford has to offer awaits right outside the door, one feels transported to a holiday cabin while inside the home.
The main floor and upstairs maximize light, which highlights the stunning salt-cured Douglas Fir floors, posts and beams. The kitchen seamlessly hides appliances, including a kegerator, within custom wooden cabinetry. You really have to experience the home yourself to appreciate all that it has to offer!
The lower level is fully wired and plumbed with 9-foot ceilings and the same beams featured throughout the home. It currently serves as a full bike and ski shop, but the options for this space are endless.
Address – 4511 Thackeray Pl NE, Seattle, WA 98105
County – King
Area – Wallingford
NWMLS Listing # – 1369392
INNOVATIVE GREEN FEATURES
Radiant Heat - wood/gas hybrid radiant heating system including a beautiful and efficient soapstone Tulakivi stove centerpiece.
Solar Water - Domestic solar hot water heating.
Solar Energy - 7.2kW solar panels to generate electricity.
Hardwood Floors - Recycled “Trestlewood” flooring, posts and beams from the Great Salt Lake.
Insulation - High performance insulation in walls and roof.
Soundproof Windows - High performance tilt/turn windows.
Ventilation - High performance ventilated façade system.
Rainwater Cisterns - 3000 gallon rainwater collection cisterns for toilets, wash machine and garden. Costs average 17cents/day
Pervious driveway - for rainwater infiltration.
Copper power-pipe - for heat recapture. Costs average less than $1/day
If you are interested in learning more about this home, or would like to talk about purchasing a green home in the Seattle area, please call our green home specialist Rebecca Sayre 206-291-8528.