The Parade of Homes may be over for now, but the public response has been overwhelmingly positive for our Lakeview Prairie home. Our biggest challenge was to build a home without duplicating a larger version of what we normally do, and we accomplished this in spades.
Our Lakeview Prairie certified green home was unique to the show. With a one-of-a-kind design featuring a low-pitched roof, cantilevered overhangs, and gorgeous natural stone, it was the only house to reach the National Green Building Standard’s Emerald level. Our original goal was to achieve Gold level, but after completion of the house, third party testing, and verification, the house actually attained the Emerald level.
So what does this mean for the homeowner? Emerald-level houses have cleaner air than most new houses because of a Heat Recovery Ventilator, a unique feature manufactured by Lifebreath. It uses 65 percent less energy than an existing house, 55 percent less than a code-built house, and 40 percent less than an Energy Star certified house.
About the NW Natural Parade of Homes
The Parade of Homes is an annual, family-friendly event that showcases some of the finest homes in the Pacific Northwest. Sponsored by NW Natural®, the event featured eight luxurious homes and ran from July 11 to July 27 at Erickson Farms in Felida, a beautiful district located in West Vancouver off Interstate 5. Some of the event’s builders included Pacific Lifestyle Homes, JB Homes, and (of course) Glavin Homes.
According to the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Clark County, an organization dedicated to protecting the building industry, the number of visitors at the 2014 Parade of Homes nearly doubled over last year, and with so many attractions it’s easy to see why. Visitors enjoyed delicious food, fun activities, and a tour of Vancouver’s most impressive homes, not to mention that some took advantage of promotional “half-priced” days.
At Glavin Homes, we are honored to participate in this year’s Parade of Homes and we look forward to next year!
Our Lakeview Prairie home is featured at the 37th Anniversary of the NW Natural Parade of Homes—and we’d love for you to come by and take a tour!
The Parade homes are located in Clark County’s Felida neighborhood of Erickson Farms. The NW Natural Parade of Homes offers the finest in architecture, materials, and appliances. The eight homes are truly exceptional examples of custom home construction.
Parade of Homes information
The Parade of Homes is showing from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m., July 11-24 (excluding Mondays and Tuesdays). Admission is $12 ($6 on Wednesdays) and kids under 12 are free. July 17th and 24th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the home’s designer will be directing tours.
The Lakeview Prairie Home
The Lakeview Prairie is a contemporary version of a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie style home. Two of the main features, which are unique to the show, are a low-pitched roof and 3 foot cantilevered overhangs accented with natural stone, which is being featured inside and out. As you step inside the entry of the home you are greeted by the impressive and spacious great room with twelve-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling natural stone fireplace surrounded by mahogany built-ins. The stunning space also has beautiful wood French doors that open onto a covered porch with glimpses of Vancouver Lake. From the great room, the open floor plan leads into the kitchen, with gorgeous quartz counter tops and custom mahogany cabinetry. The large master suite with walk-in closet is also located on the main level. It showcases a spa-like bathroom with features including floor-to-ceiling tile, a walk-in shower and freestanding soaking tub with a built-in fireplace connecting the bedroom and bath. The stairs lead you to three more bedrooms, one of these having its own full bathroom. There is also a large bonus room with views of Vancouver Lake and the Oregon Hills. Finally, step outside onto the covered back patio that is great for entertaining even during Pacific NW rainstorms and includes a cozy fire pit with seating wall. Natural stone is again generously featured. The Lakeview Prairie is Energy Star certified and also certified by the National Association of Homebuilder’s National Green Building Standard at the Gold level.
Description courtesy of the Building Industry Association of Clark County
Some green details
- Rigid board insulation on the entire exterior of the house
- A modulating furnace with a heat recovery ventilator
- All ductwork is contained to conditioned spaces (25%-40% energy savings)
“Lakeview Prairie is probably the most energy-efficient home we’ve built yet.”
– Peter Glavin
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