It isn’t every day I list a property like 2446 NW Dorion Way in Bend’s NorthWest Crossing. But then, it isn’t every day that anyone lists a property like this one — there are only a handful of homes like it in Central Oregon.
One thing that makes this home so special (and it is, in fact, extremely special) is that it’s LEED Platinum-certified. That means it has achieved the global benchmark of high-performance green-building standards. By attaining this prestigious level of LEED certification, it can be counted among the greenest buildings in the world.
So not only does the home generate much of its own power and hot water, but it was designed for more healthier living using as many renewable resources as possible. Best of all, it was designed by the homeowner, architect ML Vidas, whose goal wasn’t just to create something that was “green,” but to also create something that was beautiful and comfortable. And in that she has succeeded –- the home she designed for herself and her husband, Allan Staley, is indeed a beautiful, very livable residence that is a reflection of its Central Oregon surroundings.
Vidas chose as her contractor SolAire Homebuilders, an award-winning, Bend-based company known for its high-quality green-built custom homes. Their focus is on providing superior construction that incorporates sustainable, extremely energy-efficient materials in homes designed to last
Since the two-story, 2,243-square-foot home was built in 2008, it has garnered numerous awards. It was featured on the 2008 COBA Tour of Homes and won three COBA tour awards in its categories: the Green Building Award, Best Architectural Design and Best Master Suite.
It was also named the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Building Project of the Year for 2009 for luxury/custom homes, and is ranked as a High Performance Home by the Oregon Department of Energy, is Earth Advantage-certified and is an Energy Star home.
So exactly what are the green features of 2446 NW Dorion Way? Here’s a list that details the materials chosen and green-building techniques that were incorporated in the home.
More About 2446 NW Dorion Way
- Built in 2008 by SolAire Homebuilders
- 2,243 square feet in two stories
- 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
- Solar power, solar hot water, in-floor radiant heat
- Superior construction with 8-in. staggered-stud walls
- Whole-house ventilation system with ERV
- High-efficiency vinyl windows with insulated Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades
- Low- or no-VOC paints, finishes & sealants used throughout
- Open floor plan, with master bedroom on the main level
- Cook’s kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless appliances, custom knotty-alder cabinets, PaperStone countertops, hand-blown glass pendant lights & built-in recycling center
- Many custom alder built-ins throughout the house
- Travertine tile, slate, hickory and woven bamboo flooring
- Low-maintenance xeriscape landscaping with native plants & fruit-producing trees
- Great location in popular NorthWest Crossing.
Sorry, but this home is no longer on the market. If you’d like to learn more the home, call or text me at 541-480-0987.
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2. Green-Building Basics: A Glossary of Sustainable-Design Terms
Are you searching for a sustainably designed home in Central Oregon? If you’d like help navigating this up-and-coming specialty market, email me for more information or contact me directly at 541-480-0987.
About the Author:
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Bend, Sisters, Tumalo and Redmond.
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