The emerald star

Seattle, WA

Meet the greenest home on the block. This Built Green Emerald Star certified home in Ballard is a first for the City of Seattle. In collaboration with Dwell Development LLC, this three-story, 2,218-square-foot home was designed with reclaimed Douglas Fir for exterior siding and 100-year-old hand-sawn, mixed hardwood for flooring. Countertops and wall tiles are made of high-recycled-content material. The home also features rooftop photovoltaic panels and a state-of-the-art heat pump designed to use 78 percent less energy than standard hot water systems.


1749 NW 61st St. Seattle, WA 98107

• 3 bedrooms
• 2.5 baths

Completion: 2015

Sustainability: Emerald Star Built Green