Tour Dwell NW Homes Again This Sunday November 24th – Due to Popular Demand!

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(pictured above: 3106 S Oregon St)

Last weekend’s open house was so successful we are holding another open house this Sunday, 11/24 from 1-4pm

Newly completed 5-Star Built Green Uber energy efficient high style modern homes for sale in Columbia City.

Open House Sun., Nov 17th 1:00-4:00

UNIT 5: 3106 S Oregon St – $529,950 – see more info here

Approx. 2,300 SF – 3 bd/2.5bth, large garage.
Expansive roof top deck. Signature Dwell upgrades.

See images of UNIT 5 below:


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UNIT 9: 4460 31st Ave S. – $479,950 – see more info here

Approx. 1,900 SF – 3 bd/2.5 bth, parking.
Bonus room. Private grotto.

See images of UNIT 9 below:

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 (pictured above: 4460 31st Ave S)

BLOCK42 Unit 9 Kitchen Web

BLOCK42 Unit 9 Living Web

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Stop by and see Susan, Sabranie & Ted to learn more about award winning Dwell NW

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More Progress on BLOCK35

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll notice that a few weeks ago we broke ground on BLOCK35…

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BLOCK35 Columbia City GroundBreaking

Anthony was checking out the progress just after the ribbon cutting of the House of the Immediate Future:

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We’ll be building a few Passive House’s here and you can even tour one for yourself on Saturday, November 9th (3153 South Oregon Street, 98108) in celebration of International Passive House Days.

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Celebrating International Passive House Days with an Open House

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Want to see what a home is like that uses 90% less energy  for heating and cooling? Come check out our Passive House, open from 10am – noon on Saturday November 9th in celebration of International Passive House Days! 3153 South Oregon Street, 98108 in Columbia City.  And if you like what you see, you may be able to get one of your very own as we are building two at our BLOCK35 which just broke ground a few weeks ago!

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Dwell Development wins Built Green Hammer award!

We are so proud to have won the 2013 Built Green Hammer award in the Builder, Small Speculative category, and our dear Susan Stasik as Listing Agent of the Year!

See these photos from yesterday’s awards!

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Susan Stasik Built Green Award 2013


Anthony receiving Built Green Award 2013


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See more about the conference here!

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Hit the streets and support Columbia City’s newest additions!

Green Eileen

New businesses are popping up all over Columbia City.  Just in time for the hectic holiday season.  

This Spring, Green Eileen opened its doors at 4860 Rainier Avenue South. They sell gently worn women’s wear from Eileen Fisher, both extending the life of these garments and generating revenue to support programs that improve the lives of women and girls.   

HUNT Curated Menswear

Hunt, the answer to Gather for men, sells reconditioned men’s designer clothing and recently opened at 4910 Rainier Avenue South.

In December, Ezell’s Famous Chicken is scheduled to open at 4436 Rainier Avenue South.


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Hammer in Hand on Beacon Hill!

The recent winds had Anthony out to our 5-Star Beacon Hill home to make sure all was in order over the weekend…

Anthony at work

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Check out the recent progress of these amazing energy efficient homes, nearing completion. Estimated completion dates on these homes range from late December to end January/early February.  Scroll down for images of exterior and interior shots of the homes, finish selections and some incredible 360 degree views:

2004 & 2006 14th Ave S. Beacon Hill

2004 & 2006 14th Ave S. Beacon Hill

2004 & 2006 14th Ave S. Beacon Hill

2004 & 2006 14th Ave S. Beacon Hill

2004 & 2006 14th Ave S. Beacon Hill

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Elliot Bay and The Olympics

Downtown Bellevue View

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Downtown Seattle View

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For sales inquiries and availability please contact: Brian Marshall 206.356.2432, (Enable Javascript to see the email address)  SkyLine Properties   Brian Marshall Homes

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Join the community and come out for the annual Trick or Treat Columbia City!

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Dwell house meets the Challenge ( article originally published October 29, 2013)

Passivhaus Exterior

photo courtesy Tucker English

By JOURNAL STAFF (Enable Javascript to see the email address)

The Seattle design/build firm Dwell Development was a winner in the Department of Energy’s Challenge Home 2013 awards.

Dwell won for Passive House, which is part of a micro-community of modern, energy-efficient houses in South Seattle. All the homes there are 5-star Built Green and meet the criteria of the Northwest Energy Star program.

The Challenge award is the successor to the Builders Challenge. Under Builders Challenge, homes needed a home energy rating score, or HERS, of 70 or less. Under the Challenge award, homes needed a HERS score of 50 or less, meaning that they are 50 percent more efficient than homes built to existing code.

Dwell Development’s Passive House scored 45.

Challenge Home builders are in the top 1 percent of builders meeting high levels of energy-efficiency and quality specified by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The houses also have low or no utility bills. Builders exceed current codes for HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability and solar-ready components.

“We are so proud that our first Passive House received this honor and that we are singled out as one of the top three builders in the country,” said Anthony Maschmedt, principal of Dwell Development, in a press release. “We are even more excited that we hopefully are encouraging all builders to strive toward building high-performance homes as their new standard.”

Maschmedt started Dwell Development in 2005 to build modern, green homes. Dwell is scheduled to build 26 homes this year and 27 in 2014. The firm plans more passive houses and eventually wants to build every home to meet the passive house standards.

Dwell’s Passive House has induction cook tops that only get hot when a pot is placed on them. Triple-pane windows and Energy Star-rated appliances work together with high-efficiency lighting to save energy. All plumbing fixtures are certified by EPA WaterSense. Cabinets are made locally from formaldehyde-free materials.

The awards event was sponsored by BASF, which launched a program called Beyond in 2012 to encourage the construction of homes that outperform conventional code-built homes.

More information on the Challenge awards is at



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Columbia City’s New PCC coming in 2015!

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The new store opens in 2015 on the site of the current Columbia Plaza. The Columbia City PCC, just one mile from the present store, will be the ground floor tenant of a five-story multi-use project called The Angeline, which will have 193 apartments. The new PCC will be more than twice the size of the Seward Park PCC and offer almost five times the parking. The larger space, like the other new PCC stores in recent years, allows PCC to offer more products from local producers and to hire additional staff. The current location will be closed, likely at the same time the new store opens. PCC has no plans for the Seward Park site at this time but is very mindful of the concern of nearby residents that it be used in a way that complements and supports the neighborhood.

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Open House Sunday 10/27 at Columbia Station 4460 31st Ave S

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Please join the Dwell Team this Sunday, Oct 27 between 1-4 for an Open House Tour at our newly completed gorgeous 5-Star Built Green home located at 4460 31st Ave S in the celebrated Dwell at Columbia Station BLOCK42 community. This ready to move into home features approx. 1,865 sf finished sq sf, 3 bd/2.5 bth, bonus room, great outdoor entertaining spaces and parking. The asking price is $479,950. We also have some exciting news to share; Dwell NW just broke ground on BLOCK35 – 9 modern high design energy efficient homes, including Passivhaus, just across the street from BLOCK42 in Dwell at Columbia Station. Check out for a sneak peek of the floor plans and images and stop by Sunday’s Open House for details and reservations.

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