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Cascade Built's Alley House 2 Wins Home of the Year Award

LEED platinum modular home honored by Green Builder Media as Best Modular Example.
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    SEATTLE, WA, January 09, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- One of Seattle's most well known green builders has been honored for its LEED Platinum modular residential home project in the City's vibrant Madison Valley neighborhood. Cascade Built's ( Alley House 2 won a "Green Home of the Year" award from Green Builder Media and appeared in the December 2012 issue of Green Builder magazine. An "urban jewel", the Alley House 2 was recognized in the category of "Best Modular Example".

The Alley House 2 is a stunning modern smart home that features a modern aesthetic and open floor plan that draws ample natural light. Situated on a postage stamp-size lot, the home blends luxury with conscious living, incorporating durable, low-maintenance material selection and healthy indoor air with high quality interior finishes, windows and appliances.

Alley House 2 Finish Specifics
- Solar hot water, PV solar ready,
- Ductless mini-split heat pump, on-demand hot water, radiant in floor heat
- SeriousWindows, cement board and cedar siding, 100% recycled exterior decking from Bamboo Hardwoods
- Zero and low VOC finishes, Squak Mountain stone countertops, and strand bamboo flooring

The home was designed by award-winning architect David Foster, and prefabricated at a modular manufacturer in Washington State.

"We're pleased to be recognized by this prestigious national organization for our work," said Sloan Ritchie, founder of Cascade Built. "My mission is to be a catalyst for changing the way we look at the present and future of homebuilding and community development. Green homes don't have to cost more to build. They require a commitment to strategic design and incorporation of materials that every builder should be considering today, especially given our resource limitations."

The Alley House 2 was built as a speculative house and sold in May of 2012.

About Cascade Built
Cascade Built was founded by Sloan Ritchie to build quality, sustainable homes and buildings on the West Coast. The company builds new custom homes, multi-family buildings and backyard cottages that emphasize its vision for contemporary urban design using sustainable building practices and a smaller environmental footprint. Cascade Built also provides general contracting services for commercial projects and substantial remodels and additions. For more information, please visit

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