Eastlake architect’s Minor Ave. project wins green award

I’m late to post on this but it’s worth noting:

The Lakeview Lofts, 2350 Minor Ave. E., designed by Eastlake resident and architect (and petanque player) Carsten Stinn, has received LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for homes certification program.

The project consists of six single-family homes arranged around a shared courtyard. Green features include green roofs on four units, solar heated water used for drinking and interior heating, energy efficient lighting (LED, compact flourescents and Energy Star® light fixtures), flooring made of sustainably harvested wood and bamboo, induction cook-tops (96% efficient) and pre-installed conduits for the future addition of photovoltaic energy panels, along with many other features.

Said Stinn about the award:


“We created homes that redefine urban living with a social conscience, and in the process, departed from many of Seattle city codes with regard to townhome development. Our hope is future developments will use our project as an example for greater diversity and smart growth within the city limits of Seattle. Today’s recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council enables us to showcase what we hope is the future of Seattle development, with a large focus on sustainability.”

Stinn lives and works in the Eastlake community with his wife, Linda Furney, and son, Enzo.