Windermere ResidenceCharter Construction recently completed its quickest new residential project to date - the construction of a new 6,500 square foot residential home in just over 12 months. Crews demolished the existing Seattle home and built the new structure that included over 800 cubic yards of architectural concrete, exposed raw steel, floor to ceiling windows/doors with 14’ ceilings throughout. Additional amenities include a pool, spa, three expansive water features, a 4,500 square foot red fescue green roof and solar hot water heat system capable of providing 60% of the domestic hot water and pool needs.
Located on a steep slope and on a fast paced schedule, the project required a detailed logistics plan and careful coordination to manage the high volume of activity onsite - material deliveries, multiple large pieces of equipment, and an average of 45 workers at any given time.
Another unique challenge was integrating the geothermal heat system with the irrigation system for the landscaping and the auto fill system of the pool. This unusual design required two wells nearly 700 feet deep to be drilled on the property and connected to a cistern holding tank. Water is then drawn off of the wells and the cistern to feed the geothermal heat, irrigation, pool and water features.Charter’s residential project team succeeded in delivering a successful project on a fast paced schedule to the pure delight of its clients.
Architect: E. Cobb Architects
Location: Seattle, Washington