Nearing Completion. This beautiful home overlooks Olympic Mountains, with stunning views and innovative use of materials. Read more ›
The Ellis’ are holding their final open house before they move onto their new home. Please join us to see the Ellis Residence at substantial completion. Read more ›
These Seattle Architects had the opportunity to climb up on the roof of the Ellis Residence to film the installation of the 20 panel, 4 kw photovoltaic system which will supply about 40% of the power to the residence. Read more ›
Two 4’x8′ solar hot water flat plates have been installed on the lower, south-facing roof of the Ellis Residence. These two panels will collect heat from the rays of the sun to help supplement the domestic hot water supply throughout the year. Read more ›
Our first look into the Ellis Residence mechanical systems begins with the heat recovery ventilator(HRV). The main function of the HRV is to provide an energy efficient way to bring fresh, filtered air into the house while exhausting stale and contaminated air. Read more ›
We are going to start a mini-series dedicated to the various mechanical systems that have been installed in the Ellis Residence. During the next few weeks check in to learn more information about each individual system that has been utilized in a home targeted with the goal of LEED for Homes Platinum. Read more ›
This may not seem like the most interesting topic in the world, but it is one of the more economically accessible energy saving options for a new home builder. The Ellis Residence utilizes a hybrid insulation system. Read more ›
Siding has been continuing throughout the past few weeks. It is not an item on the critical path of the construction schedule so the siding is being installed as the contractor has a moment from the countless other tasks they are trying to complete. Read more ›
Installation of the ipe siding is almost complete on the main residence. FSC certified ipe was certainly a challenge to source especially at a cost that was close to the amount budgeted. 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 concrete floors in the main residence have been curing for a few weeks. It will take 28 days in all before the soy-based stain and sealer can be applied to the floors. Read more ›
The Ellis Residence is heated by hot water that is circulated through tubes in the concrete floors. Radiant heating allows for much more even distribution than typical ducted systems. Read more ›
It’s been a pretty exciting couple of weeks for these Bainbridge Island Architects. Coates Design Architects have been working to make the Ellis residence the greenest home in Bainbridge. Read more ›
Bainbridge’s own, Coates Design Architects, ready concrete cisterns for the Ellis residence. As part of the sustainable design, these cisterns help to collect water from the roof to be used for exterior use.
Framing of the two story residence designed by Bainbridge/Seattle architecture firm, Coates Design Architects helps the design visually take shape. The home will eventually have a vegetated roof structure to add to the list of green attributes.