News Releases – Portland

Seattle, WA: March 1, 2011
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Sustainable, contemporary, home designer and builder Stillwater Dwellings (www.stillwaterdwellings.com) today announced the completion of a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2,300 square foot custom prefabricated home with a signature soaring butterfly roofline on Sauvie Island, near Portland, Oregon. The home was assembled on a 10 acre site features soaring 360 degree views of the island, Mount St. Helen, Mount Hood, and Mount Rainier. It features extensive green and energy-efficient systems, coupled with a high-level of custom design. Most important to the homeowners, the home was designed and completed for an up-front, fixed price approximately 50% below other architectural firm quotes.
The 2,300 square foot home features a Great Room that is over 42’ wide, 17’ deep, and 12’6” tall, with no interior supporting walls. The grand hallway showcases the homeowners’ extensive art collection, and the oversized glass pivot door at the end opens to the massive Balinese sculpture in the garden beyond. The home is finished with museum-quality lighting, a whole house in-wall touchpad and iPhone controlled monitoring and audio/visual system, exotic reclaimed teak hardwood flooring, low VOC paints, super-insulated wall and roof systems, and ultra high-efficiency hybrid hot water heating. The 9’ high glass window wall picture frames views over the heirloom fruit orchard towards Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood.
PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS AT SITE BUILT DESIGNS WERE QUOTED AT 50% HIGHER
Like many of Stillwater Dwellings clients, the new owners had already gone through the proposal and bidding process with several architects and contractors, only to find their site-built dream house would cost double their budget. Frustrated by the costs the owners turned to Stillwater Dwellings.
“We were immediately struck by the Stillwater Dwellings designs, but it was the upfront pricing that made it real for us. Once we visited one of their client’s home in Bend, OR, we were sold… we had to have one!” noted homeowner Todd Huson. “Savings on the cost of the home were $880,000 or over 50%, based on what we paid Stillwater Dwellings and the estimates we received from site-built contractors, for a home of the same size and quality.”
About Stillwater Dwellings
Stillwater Dwellings, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, was founded by prominent residential architects and a custom home builder. Their goal: to make contemporary design, premium materials and sustainable building practices more affordable. Stillwater prefab homes are designed with dramatic natural lighting, intelligent floor plans and premium contemporary finishes, for exceptional quality and value and marketed throughout the western United States.
CONTACT: Matthew Stannard, Stillwater Dwellings   matthew@stillwater.com   Tel: 206-547-0565