View Haus 5 is Seattle’s first Passive House-constructed townhome project, delivering healthy indoor air, thermal comfort and quiet in the city’s urban core. Designed by the award-winning b9 Architects, View Haus 5 is named for its five distinct home designs that share views of the Cascade Mountains. Comprised of a mix of individually designed modern 3-story 2b/2ba and 3bd/2ba units ranging between 1,100 and 1,700 square feet, View Haus 5 bucks the trend of cookie-cutter townhomes. Featuring one certified Passive House unit, all View Haus 5 units comply with the rigorous standards for design and construction set by the Passive House Institute US.

These innovative homes are clad with reclaimed barn wood, and feature ample outdoor spaces, including a central common courtyard and private rooftop decks with gas BBQ piping. Inside, homeowners enjoy an open floor plan, large windows, double-height spaces, all LED lighting, induction cooktop, zero VOC paints, custom, locally-made cabinetry, high performance European windows from Zola, and unit-specific electric car charging. View Haus 5 caters to individuals who value a higher quality of life with healthier indoor air, thermal comfort, and a lower carbon footprint – not to mention much cheaper energy bills.

Photos by Aaron Leitz.