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Stained Concrete Floors

Stained Concrete Floors

July 16, 2009 |

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 ›

Hydronic Radiant Floors

Hydronic Radiant Floors

June 19, 2009 |

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 ›

Exterior Bi-fold Doors

Exterior Bi-fold Doors

June 18, 2009 |

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 ›

Getting Dried In

Getting Dried In

May 29, 2009 |

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 ›

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

May 15, 2009 | ,

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.

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Framing Continued...

Framing Continued…

April 27, 2009 |

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.

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Of Course, Not Everything Goes According to Plan

Of Course, Not Everything Goes According To Plan

April 23, 2009 |

Seattle Architects don’t see this very often… Snow puts a hold on construction of the Ellis residence, another sustainable design from Coates Design Architects on Bainbridge Island. Read more ›

FSC Certified Framing

FSC Certified Framing

April 22, 2009 | ,

Framing has been completed on the Ellis Residence on Bainbridge Island, but again we’re still catching you up to present time. All of the lumber used to frame the interior and exterior walls is Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Read more ›

Thermal Mass

Thermal Mass

April 20, 2009 | , ,

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 ›

Foundation Work

Foundation Work

April 16, 2009 | ,

Seattle Architects often struggle with the timing of excavation and foundation work due to the infamous Seattle rain….However, we are pleased to announce that foundation work has been completed with little trouble. Read more ›

Geothermal... Heat From Within The Earth

Geothermal… Heat From Within The Earth

April 14, 2009 | ,

Seattle based Coates Design Architects designed this home with a goal of LEED-H Platinum certification in mind. It utilizes several different mechanical systems like this geothermal loop to achieve such a rating. Read more ›

Site-Milled Wood

Site-Milled Wood

April 13, 2009 | ,

Stacks of wood milled and dried on site sit ready to construct a Bainbridge Island home. The Ellis Residence, a sustainable design from Coates Design Architects will be constructed using this wood. It’s just the beginning of this green design. Read more ›

Deconstruction... the way to go.

Deconstruction… the way to go.

April 11, 2009 |

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 ›

Coates Design Architects

Project Team and Design Charrette

April 7, 2009 |

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 ›

An Introduction and A Little Catching Up To Do

An Introduction and A Little Catching Up To Do

April 7, 2009 |

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 ›

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