Eastside Harvest House

Designer: Velocipede
Location: Kirkland, WA
Category: New Construction
Sustainability: Built Green 5-Star, LEED Platinum

What an amazing opportunity it was for us to lead the construction team for the Eastside Harvest House. Sitting on a Kirkland hillside overlooking Lake Washington, this multigenerational home is truly one of a kind.

MRM worked closely and collaboratively with the visionary architect, Velocipede (click link for technical data), and a variety of talented partners and sub consultants to achieve the homeowners’ goals of “off the grid” capacity and net-zero energy. The team selected and implemented leading-edge sustainability systems – King County’s first residential potable rainwater harvesting system, a 90-panel solar array, responsible deconstruction, and building techniques and greener products and finishes.

The acre site also boasts a holistic permaculture design that includes an edible landscape from fruit trees, berry bushes and raised vegetables gardens. For more details, click here.

The open floor plan includes a light-bathed great room, a modest master bedroom and bath, a private guest bedroom and bath, highly functional his-and-hers offices, and an exercise room.

The yearlong construction project wrapped up in May 2012 and has achieved both Built Green 5 Star and USGBC’s LEED for Homes Platinum certification, receiving the second highest points total in the nation!

What an amazing opportunity it was for us to lead the construction team for the Eastside Harvest House. Sitting on a Kirkland hillside overlooking Lake Washington, this multigenerational home is truly one of a kind.

MRM worked closely and collaboratively with the visionary architect, Velocipede (click link for technical data), and a variety of talented partners and sub consultants to achieve the homeowners’ goals of “off the grid” capacity and net-zero energy. The team selected and implemented leading-edge sustainability systems – King County’s first residential potable rainwater harvesting system, a 90-panel solar array, responsible deconstruction, and building techniques and greener products and finishes.

The acre site also boasts a holistic permaculture design that includes an edible landscape from fruit trees, berry bushes and raised vegetables gardens. For more details, click here.

The open floor plan includes a light-bathed great room, a modest master bedroom and bath, a private guest bedroom and bath, highly functional his-and-hers offices, and an exercise room.

The yearlong construction project wrapped up in May 2012 and has achieved both Built Green 5 Star and USGBC’s LEED for Homes Platinum certification, receiving the second highest points total in the nation!