Archive for the ‘Fish Singer Place’ Category

The Chitchat

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010


Staff, Eco-Redux

The Chitchat

Yes it’s true, as of yesterday, September 22, 2010; there are only two remaining homes for sale at Fish Singer Place. The popular floor plans of Raven and Salmon are the first to go! The remaining inventory is made of the Bears and the original 1920’s farmhouse, which has been remodeled into a high-performance-home. Sound Community Bank, who was responsible for the construction financing, is doing the two new purchase loans for the new home owners.

For more information on remaining inventory contact Adrian Willanger 206 909-7536

New Summer Pricing at FISH SINGER PLACE

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

by,  Adrian Willanger LEED AP

Shoreline, WA- The four new homes at Fish Singe Place range in size from 2,050 square feet to 3,100 square feet. Yet the real news is these high-performance homes have been re-priced starting at $500,000.

For more information contact Adrian Willanger 206 909-7536

Don’t Overlook the Small Things in Green Building

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

By, Staff Eco-Redux 

Programmable Thermostats Being Installed in Every Room at Fish Singer Place 



Programmable thermostats have become very popular to a lot of homes because of the many benefits that can be gained by using them. Aside from the energy-saving features, their low greenhouse gas emissions also do not contribute much to global warming. But what really sets them apart is that you have total control over how they will function for a certain period of time; whether it is just for a few hours, a single day or the whole week, the choice is really yours. At Fish Singer Place, we adhere to our name of being the most environment-friendly and cost-efficient neighborhood in the country and the programmable thermostat helps us in living up to this name. 


Our Energy Star programmable thermostats allow you to maintain personal comfort all over the home through pre-set temperature levels that are more accurate than manual thermostats. When used properly this device can save you as much as $150 a year. And what more is needed, since they consume less energy and they are eco-friendly. 


The programmable thermostats do really adjust according to the needs of homeowners who work outside and have different schedules during weekends, as they can be programmed to adjust to the times when the owners are home. The homeowners can program the units whether they are at home or not, awake or asleep, warm or cold at any time of the day and night, just to match their lifestyle. For example, they can be adjusted for a warmer temperature when the owner wakes up in the morning or a colder one at noon. 


Another advantage of programmable thermostats is that these can be programmed to repeat the settings on multiple days or the whole week so that you do not have to keep changing the settings time and again, thus providing more flexibility of movement inside or outside the house. This is very useful on times when you are in a rush to leave the house and when reaching the office, you recall that you forgot to turn the thermostat off. With a manual one, this is a problem but with the programmable thermostat, you can be rest assured that no such thing will happen.  


The heating and cooling of home spaces account for almost 40% of the average home’s usage of energy. With programmable thermostats in every Fish Singer Place home, the rooms’ temperatures are all automatically adjusted to the comfort zone of the owners thus; no energy is wasted even when no one is at home. 


With the sealing and insulation standards being met at each Fish Singer Place home, homeowners are assured that the installed programmable thermostats supply proper ventilation and fresh air inside the house at all times. Likewise, the amount of heating and cooling is optimized as the temperature inside the home is contained by Energy Star’s sealing and insulating standards. 


Living up to the expectations of the environment conscious homeowners is strictly followed at Fish Singer Place. With our cost efficient Energy Star appliances, we assure homeowners of annual savings in energy consumption and eco-friendly environment. The programmable thermostat with its energy efficiency, the ease and comfort it provides and the environmental friendly features it owns, is an attribute that every Fish Singer Place home is proud of. 


Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

By, Piper Lauri Salogga

Northwest builder/developer Martha Rose, president of Martha Rose Construction, has completed her newest Built Green community, Fish Singer Place. Come experience FSP’s green beauty and get a taste for real low-footprint living:  sip some wine, nibble on organic eats and try out the latest electric bikes.  Martha Rose will be on site to give the occasional tour and answer those sustainable questions you’ve been itching to ask.


Piper Lauri Salogga and Sara Eizen, co-founders of Sit+Sip, an event company sharing green interior design resources with the Seattle community, wanted to celebrate this inspiring new green development. “So many of our clients do what they can, and are comfortable with, to make conscious decisions in their homes when decorating and remodeling,” says Salogga, owner of Natural Balance Home & Office, “but I don’t think many of them can begin to imagine what this type of commitment to sustainability would look and feel like, much less what it would cost.”  Eizen, owner of Nest, adds “These homes are very affordable.  With all of the green bells and whistles, I was totally surprised!”

 Inspired to promote all things green and creative in the world of interior design, Salogga and Eizen jumped on the chance to spread the word about Fish Singer Place.  Salogga says, “You have to see it to get it.  Martha’s homes are the way of the future, and from my perspective, it looks and feels really good.”


These extremely energy efficient homes at Fish Singer Place  are located in Shoreline, Washington. The finished homes have been certified 5-Star Built Green the highest rating for the Built Green program.  Projects are qualified using a Built Green checklist organized into six categories of environmentally friendly action items. Upon completion, the builder sends a signed copy of the checklist along with a third party verification identifying the homes features. To receive the rigorous 5-Star certification a home must score at least 500 points, the new homes at Fish Singer Place all scored 757 points. 

“Exceeding the minimum points required is not the overall goal” mentions Rose, “it’s more about doing the right thing.”

Building in this economy, Rose believes, that it extremely important to hire, purchase and source local materials as much as possible, keeping an estimated 73% of every dollar spent back into the local economy.

 The new homes will be at least 40% more energy efficient than a typical code built new home. Tighter thermal envelopes, more insulation and quadruple glazed windows all help reduce heating and cooling needs while adding interior comfort.

Several of the homes could get close to net-zero by adding solar equipment such as photovoltaic (PV) and solar panels. Even without the active solar equipment these homes will perform very well.

 This is a very aggressive undertaking by Rose, choosing to add more to the homes instead of cutting cost and lowering their building standards. “I feel, even in this economy, there is a real flight to quality” mentions Rose. 

 In addition to the energy saving features all the homes come with 2 1000 gallon rain barrels, site harvested wood flooring, heat-recovery-ventilators (HRV), dual flush toilets, and garden ready soil.


These homes will be open for a special viewing as Sit+Sip  teams up with Martha Rose Construction, Rosichelli Mendoza Staging  and  Seattle Electric Bike to show you what fun, beautiful, true sustainable living looks like at Fish Singer Place.                                                      

Thursday July 22, 2010 5-8 PM (FREE)

433 N Fish Singer Place Shoreline, WA. 98125

Wine, Food, and Tours

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Using Local Materials Floorever

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

By, Staff MRC

Northwest home builder Martha Rose decided early in the planning stages of her newest project Fish Singer Place that she would source building  materials from as close to home as possible.  While clearing the site a truck load of logs were hauled to Jack’s Custom Sawing, a mill in Concrete Washington and were turned into finished flooring for three of the four homes at FSP.

 Jack’s Mill also supplied several 2” maple slabs for counter tops and the wood that Marvin needed to built the cabinets. Lynden Door made all of the interior wood doors for the site. Our framing wood was purchased from a small family owned lumber store and came from a variety of locations in our own northwest region of Washington.  

The list goes on: The 40 year composition roof was made in Sumas, Washington of 40% recycled material that would have otherwise found its way to landfills. Drywall made from 50% recycled material was manufactured in nearby Tacoma. Artesian bathroom tiles from Architerra are made locally in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. 

Building in this economy, Rose believes, it is extremely important to hire, purchase and source local materials as much as possible, keeping an estimated 43% of every dollar spent back into the local economy.  

What a great story the lucky home owners can pass on in addition to experiencing the pride of ownership rooted in a strong belief of thinking locally acting globally. 


Local Builder Chooses to Build Close to Home

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

by, Staff Eco-Redux

Ever since Martha Rose, president of Martha Rose Construction, moved to Shoreline she has been singing the phrases of what local residents have known for years.

“Shoreline’s recognition as a great place to live is a much-deserved testament to our community’s dedication, hard work and investment over the years to maintaining-and improving-Shoreline’s quality of life,” says Shoreline Mayor Keith McGlashan.

Martha mentions “it’s a very unique city-suburb” with close links to Seattle.  I choose Shoreline to build my latest community, Fish Singer Place, because of its connectivity to schools, restaurants, parks, restaurants and public transportation.

Read the latest article:  Shoreline identified again a “must-live”  regional location

Shoreline Community College’s Zero Energy Class Attends Sustainable Workshop

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

by,  Adrian Willanger Eco-Redux

Last Saturday developer/builder Martha Rose, owner of Martha Rose Construction, held a half-day workshop at her latest development Fish Singer Place for a group of students from nearby Shoreline Community College’s Zero Energy Building Program.

The goal of the Zero Energy Building Practices Program is to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary for a career in sustainable building design, construction, maintenance and management.  Emphasis is on residential and commercial building design with specialties in passive solar and sustainable (green) building design and photovoltaic (solar electric) system design. 

“This is a perfect fit” mentions Adrian Willanger, founder of Eco-Redux, who has been doing the marketing for Fish Singer Place.  You can only do so much in the classroom, being at a site and witnessing firsthand what a leading builder is doing is invaluable.

This training will enable students to prepare for the Silicon Energy Manufacturing Solar Installation Certification and the National PV Installer Certification through the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners NABCEP

Shoreline’s program is aimed at “zero energy technology,” a term that refers to construction practices and energy use and production that can allow energy-neutral buildings and lifestyles. Rose’s newest collection of houses should have an E-Scale rating of 30 which mean they are 70% more energy efficient than a traditional code built house. 

 Fish Singer Place has been an active learning center for sustainable development and building with over 1500 people having come through since January.

A Sustainable Infill

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

by, Adrian Willanger Eco-Redux

A new segment of the home buying population that has become increasingly frustrated with maintaining an older home are looking to re-establish themselves within an amenity rich urban neighborhood, wanting, still,  to be close to libraries, markets, churches, parks and fee from week-end home repair projects.  

Developers and builders are starting to see this trend happening throughout the country, causing many to re-think their approach to building.  One developer-builder Martha Rose has figured it out. It’s critical “that I build something that fits into the neighborhood” mentions Rose when asked about her infill strategies.

Her latest infill-collection of homes, Fish Singer Place, is a perfect example of adding value to the community by building less.  Smaller homes that are environmentally friendly that blend into the existing neighborhood. The new “lifestyle house” is a product that is targeted to a specific group of buyers looking for a well designed house in a neighborhood centric area.

Rose states “it’s a nice trade-off building in an established neighborhood which has built in amenities while adding environmentally friendly new homes.”

Smore News from Fish Singer Place

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

By, Eco-Redux Staff

Cinco de Mayo is on May 5, 2010. Cinco de Mayo is celebrates throughout the United States. Cinco de Mayo is not an obligatory federal holiday in Mexico, but rather a holiday that can be observed voluntarily. While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and particularly at Fish Singer Place in Shoreline, Washington.

Weather permitting the small community’s fire-pit, at Fish Singer Place located in the center of the site, will be christen with campfire-roasted Smores.  Breaking away from the traditional gooey marshmallow on a Hershey’s Chocolate bar on a graham cracker topped with another graham cracker square the group at Fish Singer will be kicking it up a notch, BAM, and instead serving Gail’s Mexican S’mores.   Replacing the hard to handle graham crackers with foil wrapped tortillas smothered in peanut-butter, filled with semi sweet chocolate and mini marshmallows slow cooked over the grill.

The fire-pit is just one of unique amenities, which is a shared focal point, and encourages social interaction among the homeowners.



FISH SINGER PLACE and the Environment

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Grand Opening: Fish Singer Place

Join us for the pre 40th Anniversary celebration of Earth Day 2010 at Fish Singer Place. Join Builder Martha Rose along with the designers, craftsmen, and artisans responsible for building this unique enclave of homes.

Each of the four homes will exceed the city’s already high standards for energy efficiency by at least 75 percent. “We are extremely proud and excited to be offering these production homes with this level of efficiency,” mentions, Martha Rose owner of Martha Rose Construction. The new homeowners will appreciate the flexible and design elements that make these homes highly livable along with being very energy efficient and low maintenance for years to come.

Open to the public for tours at 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. April 17, for refreshments, food, home tours, and a chance to tour the high-performance homes showcasing green building, water conservation, improved indoor air quality, sustainable building materials, energy efficiency, renewable energy, drought tolerant landscaping, and waste and recycling strategies that were employed during construction.
The four homes are available for pre-sales starting at $638,000.