SolHaus – a Passive Townhouse Project

SolHaus is a 10-unit townhouse project on Capitol Hill’s 12th Avenue (at Republican) built to be passive. For those not familiar, a passive house a term that refers to a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.

Built by Cascade Built, one of the premier builders in town, and designed by b9 Architects it is clear they care about the details.

  • All LED lighting, zero VOC paints, locally sourced cabinetry, ENERGY STAR® appliances, air-tight European tilt & turn windows, and continuous fresh air filtered using state-of-the-art systems.
  • Clad in mix of reclaimed barn wood and modern materials.
  • Large windows that connect indoor living to the vibrant outdoor common courtyard, and sweeping views of Seattle’s iconic skyline from individually designed private rooftop decks.

Down to only two units, I toured a number of finished and just-about-to-be-finished units with a client earlier in the week. The units are nice, lots of open spaces, I love the concrete floors, some units have garage doors in the living room which would be nice in the summer and from watching my client grill the construction supervisor and workers, it is clear Cascade Built knows their stuff.

I was also impressed they put in induction cooktops, that’s super rare to see in new construction.

Here’s one of the remaining places, 410B.

Listing provided courtesy of Erik Zaugg, Russell Jones Real Estate.

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About Matt Goyer

I'm the publisher of Urbnlivn and a real estate agent. I love lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns but will help you buy or sell just about anything.
Get in touch to:
• Understand the market
• See homes for sale
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Contact Matt matt@urbnlivn.com / 206-618-1600

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