Friday, January 15, 2010

Last Chance to See the Zero Energy Idea House

The Zero Energy Idea House will be open to the public for the last time January 30-31st. The home was built by and is presented by Shirey Contracting and is currently featured in 425 Magazine.

I toured the house last fall, and it was packed on a rainy Saturday. Donna Shirey describes the home as a "well designed little jewel box" in 425 Magazine. I would agree. The plan is standard and compact, a reverse floor plan on perched on a very steep lot. I was impressed with the details of the interior design: the kitchen cabinets that transitioned to a built-in at the entry and a sloped inset in the concrete counter top for drying dishes. The best "jewel" we discovered was, to my surprise, the powder room off of the kitchen, with a cast all-in-one sink/counter and bamboo wall covering.

Simple, elegant, practical counter detail.

Hidden Treasure: the powder room.
Photos:, Shirey Construction

The Home features a Helix Wind Air Wind Turbine, solar panels, and a Thermomax system for hot water heating. Check out a complete list of the green features here.

The Zero Energy Idea House is located at 840 W Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, Bellevue, WA 98008.

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