Construction on CLTHouse Starts

Cascade Built has been selected to build a new single family home designed by atelierjones, an architecture, planning and design firm. The two-story home, named the CLTHouse, is being constructed using Cross Laminate Timber (CLT), a durable material composed of layered wood and non-toxic glue. This innovative project is the first CLT constructed home in Washington. Although new in North America, the material is widely used in Europe to maximize energy efficiency, reduce waste and increase structural durability.

Construction on CLTHouse Starts

CLTHouse will also incorporate Passive House construction techniques, including high-performance, triple-pane windows, high performance doors, and increased insulation to reduce energy used to heat and cool the home.


Located in the heart of Madison Park on a triangular infill lot, the unique 1,485sf single-family home maximizes its site with bold 45 degree corners and strong vertical lines. The 3bd/2ba project will feature a stunning cantilevered second story to provide space for the ground-level carport, a rooftop terrace with neighborhood views and built-in planters for urban gardening. Sustainable elements include beautiful site salvaged woodwork planned for the stair treads and dining table, a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) to filter toxins and allergens from outdoor air, and zero VOC finishes. The home will meet BUILT GREEN 4*. Construction is scheduled for completion Spring of 2015.


Learn more about Passive House construction and explore our other Passive House projects, View Haus 5 and Park Passive.

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