Martha Rose was interviewed recently for a local news story about her newest development in Shoreline, called Queen City Eco-Village. I met Martha when touring this project a year ago with my Built Green certification class, when one of the homes was mostly complete and the others still in progress. I noticed right away the Smart car in one of the garages, which actually was a carriage house with a full apartment above. Her Smarty was “grey market”, from Canada, before they were available in the US. I wanted one.
Martha is all about the details. She showed us the many construction particulars that she focuses on that sets her apart from many builders, and is a fine example of how to implement the Built Green Checklist. She is about building a healthy home – healthy to build during construction, and healthy for the family who is going to live there later.
All of the Queen City homes are occupied – Martha even lives in one of them. She said she wanted to experience the lifestyle so she could learn about what other things might benefit home owners in the future.
If you are interested in buiying a green home, it is best if you speak with a real estate agent who has been trained in green homes and can help you properly value the benefits and features of green homes when preparing your offer to purchase your next home. I hold the designation of Built Green™ Certified Professional: Real Estate, or you can peruse the Built Green™ member list to see if your preferred agent is a member. You will see both Green Spaces Real Estate Blog and my brokerage, GreenWorks Realty, are on this page – one right after the other! I am proud to be a part of both.