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Private Retreat in Bellevue

July 27, 2016

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JOIN OUR OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY July 30th 11am-2pm and SUNDAY July 31st 12noon-3pm

13610 NE 48th Place, Bellevue 98005

Just listed secluded home on a private lane in excellent Bellevue location.

Smartly updated w/new roof, carpet, tile, new paint in & out makes this move-in ready.

Open living spaces with vaulted ceilings, large windows and skylights connect you to the beautiful landscaping. A bright kitchen w/SS appliances looks out onto the entertainment sized deck. The large master suite includes a sitting area & fireplace, new granite, tile shower, large walk-in closet and extensive built-in cabinetry/storage. 3 car garage. Bellevue Schools & close to Bridle Trails Park and Microsoft.

For more information contact Chris Barnes @ Chris@infinitiRED.com

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Just Listed! Beautiful Kitsap Estate

June 22, 2016

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OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY JUNE 25th & 26th 11-3PM

Flexible living in a spectacular 2.6 acres setting. Smartly designed and updated, expertly crafted with custom details throughout. The 4 bedroom/4 bath main house has 2 masters, 2 kitchens, multiple offices, a gym/artist’s studio, plus a 2+ car garage and plenty of extra storage. Check out the additional income-producing 2 bedroom/ 2 bath attached living quarters & large heated shop. This home is like no other! Close to Poulsbo and Kingston & Bainbridge Ferries. Envision the possibilities. 

$699,950  MLS#948253

6353 NE Gratitude Wy, Poulsbo 98370

For more information contact Chris Barnes at chris@infinitiRED.com

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Just Listed! Modern Cape Cod Home in the Heart of the Magnolia Village

April 27, 2016

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JOIN OUR OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN APRIL 30th and MAY 1st

2137 34th Ave W. Seattle, WA 98199

This coveted Magnolia Village location is steps from parks, pools and pubs. A solid home with high-end upgrades such as an open floor plan, hardwood floors, paperstone countertops, and updated modern baths. Private patio in large fence  backyard, lush landscaping, established cedar and cherry trees, and walkable location make this home perfect for the active Seattle lifestyle. Minutes from downtown, 99, Queen Anne, Ballard. Great SPS.

MLS#932941     3 bedrooms| 1.75 bath  1450 sf

For more information contact Susi Musi at 206-214-5468 or email susi@infinitiRED.com

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Co-Hollow: Building Community in Lake City

April 19, 2016

PART OF THE GREEN HOME TOUR

COME VISIT – SATURDAY 4/30/16  11am – 5pm 

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Working towards a common goal to live well and build community

In today’s increasingly hot real estate environment, looking for alternatives to single family home buying is a must. Many families are getting priced out of stand-alone single family homes and have had to adjust their expectations to include zero-lot line townhomes and condos.  This is especially true for first time home buyers and buyers looking in core areas of Seattle and the Eastside.   So what options do people have when they want to purchase a single family home and keep their costs down in this rapidly appreciating market?  One such option is currently under construction in NE Seattle.Co Hollow 2 copy

Homeowner & builder Carl Lind came up with the idea over a decade ago to develop a small community of green homes in his neighborhood of Lake City.  Carl and his wife Susan teamed up with their friends Jonathan and Melanie Nuefeld who bought half their property with the intention of redeveloping the one single family residence they shared into a mix of homes that gave them each their own single family unit and met their lifestyle goals for shared community.   Many folks dream of building a house with a group of friends or family, but few can put that dream into action. Lind had experience in project management and construction, and he was able to develop a design for the lot at a budget that would be affordable. Lind hired Matt Wasse of Shugart Wasse Wickwire to help them redesign the property to include 4 stand-alone 3 bedroom/3 bath homes with large shared gardens and outdoor spaces that enhance livability and community.  The homes will all meet 4-Star Built-Green standards.

Co Hollow 1 copyTaking inspiration from permaculture design principles, Lind wanted the homes to perform multiple functions.  In that spirit, each home is designed with a lower level suite that can be used as part of the home or managed as a separate ADU or Mother-in-Law unit (for 8 total units).  This builds in resiliency for the community to grow and also allows flexibility for the home owners’ living circumstances.

In addition to promoting the broad concepts of increased density, intentional community, and resiliency, Lind made sure that sustainability remained a priority as design decisions were made.  Sustainable elements include heat recovery ventilators, high-efficiency heat pumps, super-insulated walls, reclaimed materials, Energy Star appliances, no-VOC paint, rain gardens, and electric vehicle charging.

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Two of the four units will be available for sale in the summer 2016.  The homeowner welcomes anyone interested in living in a green home and working towards a common goal to live well and build community to stop by and visit during the Green Home Tour!  12014 33rd Avenue NE – Seattle, WA – 98125

 

If you have any questions about this property or other Green Home Tour properties, please contact Eva Otto eva@infinitiRED.com or Chris Barnes chris@infinitiRED.com or visit our website infinitiRED.com.

 

What a View!

March 30, 2016

03One-of-a-kind.  InfinitiRED is listing this luxury view Loft Condo in the historic Queen Anne High School on top of Queen Anne hill.  The arched Palladian Window frames sweeping, unobstructed views of Mount Rainer, the Space Needle, Downtown Seattle and Elliot Bay.  An open floor plan with spacious 12’+ tall ceilings, high quality finishes, w/d hookup, stainless steel appliances, and elegant charm makes this a truly special property. Bonus office loft and nearly 100sf of in-unit storage add comfort and practicality to a magazine-worthy home.  Rooftop Deck, Dedicated Parking, Secure Building, and close to all things QA.

 

Luxurious Condominium Townhome with Soaring Ceilings, Beach Access and Privacy in Normandy Park

March 29, 2016

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Sophistication & style define this spacious 2 level townhome condominium in Normandy Park. Immaculate end unit in cul de sac w/soaring 12 ft floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, open dining room, polished kitchen, & entertaining room. Upstairs 2 master bedrms w/ walk-in closets & private decks. Ensuite bath, fireplace in 1st MBR; master bath with deep soaking tub in 2nd bath. Office, 2 car garage. Beach rights and access to the Cove. Walk to commercial center and bus. Award winning Marvista School District.

Home Details 

Master ensuite bathroom with soaking tub and a fireplace

Master bathroom with two person Jacuzzi tub

Guest ½ bathroom

Storage area

 

Kitchen

Polished open-concept kitchen with entertaining room

Built in surround sound speakers

Restaurant grade Blue Star gas stove with 5 burner

 

Bedrooms

2 huge master suites

Private decks

Walk in closets

Territorial Views

 

Exterior

Lifetime cement tile roof

Patios off both bedrooms

 

Systems

New heater, 2014

AC/checked in 2015

Built in surround sound speakers

French Door, replaced in 2008

Whole house water filter

Hospital Grade HEPA filtration system

 

Neighborhood/Community

Well run and friendly HOA

Minutes walk from commercial center

HOA dues include earthquake

Deeded Cove Membership

High Performance Craftsman Goes Beyond Net Zero 

February 24, 2016
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Photo courtesy of the MLS

Visionary builder tops the spec residential home building market with a high tech energy independent home.

by Eva Otto & Susi Musi, Graphics by Wing Yu

February 24, 2016

Who would have imagined 30 years ago that there would be a market for homes that could dismantle intrusive drones, operate with a smartphone, and produce 100% of their own energy?

Meet futurist and home builder, Bob Lodwig. In 1986, Lodwig embarked on a mission to create high performance homes that were energy independent. When young Lodwig encountered “limitations and politics” of the ‘solar’ energy movement, he set out on his own to crack the code on energy independence in the residential market.

“Only when we have a “zero tolerance” for all carbon emissions are we then going to mitigate the effects of global warming, and help the Earth return to a balanced state.” 

Fast forward to 2016, to the environmental savvy era where organic, green, and sustainable options exist for everything from cotton to new home construction. But while the environmental movement has accomplished much since the 1980’s, most high tech and modern homes are still energy consumers.  A surprisingly few housing types are actually designed to produce their own energy.  One of those housing types is the Net Zero.

A Net Zero home uses a combination of alternative energy (solar or wind power) with gas and electricity to produce a net zero balance for the consumer of energy production and energy use. Very few spec home projects go beyond Net Zero. Lodwig’s home, which he affectionately refers to as the “Model S” exceeds Net Zero because it produces its own power and has the option of  functioning entirely off of the conventional energy grid. How?

Logwig’s disruptive “Model S” comes with the following features:

Tesla’s new PowerWall Battery system

Solar capacity up to 25 kW of solar panels that allows the home to become a net producer of energy.

Super insulation package that uses advanced 2×8 framing and a Prosecco Cat 5 Exterior Sealant (also used on the Bullitt Center).

If energy independence is not sexy enough, what else makes this home high-tech?

LodwigHouseLodwig wired the energy operations of the home to an app that can be used with a smartphone. This allows the home owner to control lights, control the door locks and even control or ‘program’ their favorite music over the home’s speaker system. The front door ring doorbell is also connected to a video surveillance that allows the owner to see and communicate with anyone at the front door, be it from the office or from on the beach thousands of miles away. Now that’s control.

Finally, the home is also wired to detect and dismantle any drone that comes within 500 feet of the home. Yes, drones aka flying robots.

Seattle’s first “Model S” home in Maple Leaf neighborhood, sold earlier this month for $1,365,000, a top value for the Maple Leaf neighborhood.

For more information about creating your own energy independent, positive future, contact us at InfinitiRED.

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