Hosted by: Instinct Builders

  • Architect: Brewster Design and Build
  • HVAC: Balance Point HVAC
  • Timber Supplier: Millworks Lumber Supply

Green Features:

Efficient Material Use
Efficient Mechanical Systems
ADA Accessible
Additional Dwelling Unit to contribute to urban infilling

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Viewcrest is a 3,300 sq ft home intentionally designed to reduce building material, operate with efficient mechanical systems, and meet the highest standards of building performance. Instead of traditional 2×4 wall framing, the structure uses post and beam timbers to simplify and reduce the quantity of lumber used in the home. The home is ADA Accessible, and includes an additional dwelling unit to contribute to urban infilling.

  • Post and beam framing – super efficient timber use
  • Exterior insulation to reduce thermal bridging
  • Water and vapor barrier makes home air tight reducing heat loss through thermal convection and allowing for highly efficient mechanical ventilation
  • ADU for urban infill
Water Efficiency

Heat pump water heater

Energy & Atmosphere

Heat pump hydronic heating and cooling

Materials & Resources

Post and beam timbers

Indoor Air Quality

Heat recovery ventilation system


There may be accessibility issues at this stage of the project.


Limited street parking and minimal site parking

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Many Thanks To Our Energy & Green Building PROGRAM Funders and Sponsors!


Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union
Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union
Truly Electric & Solar
Instinct Builders
Ecotech Solar
Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union
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Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union
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