The greenest home in Bainbridge gets one step closer to Platinum LEED status thanks to Coates Design Architects. Justin Helmbrecht explains how the vegetated roof helps reduce rainwater runoff while also providing a garden area escape.
We are pleased to announce that the Ellis Residence will be part of the American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour on October 3, 2009. More details to come. Read more ›
The Ellis Residence has been used as an educational tour a few times already. The design was featured at the Futures Festival in Port Gamble last summer. Read more ›
The Loewen exterior bi-fold doors have been installed at the living and dining rooms. The bi-fold doors will allow both rooms to fully open to the exterior patio, landscaping and, of course, the magnificent view of Seattle. Read more ›
So far we have discussed one of the active climate control systems, Geothermal, utilized in the Ellis Residence. As construction moves right along, we would like to introduce you to the installation of the first passive system, Thermal Mass. Read more ›
The site for the Ellis Residence is located on the Yeomalt Bluffs overlooking the central Puget Sound and downtown Seattle. A small cabin built in the 1930’s adorned the site. Read more ›
One of the first steps and our first LEED-H credit (ID 1.2) was to assemble a project team. The team has been in place and has given invaluable advise and instruction since the conceptual stages of the design. Read more ›
Well, we have some catching up to do here. Construction commenced on the Ellis Residence a few month’s ago. So, we would like to get you up-to-date as soon as possible while still hitting the important steps of construction thus far. Read more ›