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Receive the latest news and events regarding Martha Rose’s newest collection of their high-performance  City Cabins at Indian Wall in Seattle’s Licton Springs neighborhood.

City Cabins home builder chooses to go big when adding hot water

High performance home builder Martha Rose thinks she may found the right solution for hot water supply for her newest City Cabins in Seattle’s Licton Spings neighborhood.  Deciding to go with A.O Smith’s Voltex Hybrid Electric water heater utilizes heat pump technology to provide a more efficient way to heat water with electricity.

How it works:

  • Heat from the surrounding air is pulled into the heat pump’s through a fan at the top

  • The heat is absorbed by the refrigerant in the heat pump’s evaporator coil

  • The temperature of the refrigerant is increased as it is pumped by a compressor

  • Hot refrigerant is passed through the condenser coil around the tank and transfers to heat to the water

The 80 gallon Voltex is a real game changer for power hot-water consumers. Back to back showers, dish-washing and washing clothes can tax a normal hot water tank, home owners will be amazed at the hot-water output of the 80 gallon Voltex.

For more information regarding the high-performance City Cabin collection contact Adrian Willanger 206 909-7536.

Seattle high-performance home builder pays tribute to tradition

photos from Nikon 036Seattle high-performance home builder pays tribute to tradition

Seattle award winning builder Martha Rose, president of Martha Rose Construction, Inc., has been building high-performance homes for over a decade;   these homes are noted for their livability, energy efficiency, durability and sustainability.

Rose is big component of sourcing local material and using and re-purposing material from existing structures that have occupied many of the infill re-developments they have taken on.

The newest project, City Cabins™  at Indian Wall, in Seattle’s Licton Springs neighborhood. Rose purchased this property with an existing 1940 duplex that was painstakingly taken apart and much of the dimensional lumber has been reused into the new high-performance homes that now occupy the site. (22 of 41)Aside from the framing material Rose and her crew salvaged much of the Douglas fir decking to re-purpose into the new City Cabins.

All of the interior trim and second and third floors of the new homes contain re-purposed Douglas fir from the original 1940 duplex.  The floors have been sand and finished and look fabulous.  The interior package adds to the authenticity of the overall City Cabins™.

The two new homes are currently listed for sale. For more information contact Adrian Willanger  @ 206 909-7536.

Video tour of the newest highest-performance homes in Seattle


Built by award winning Green home builder Martha Rose these homes are built and designed to be:

Healthy, durable, comfortable and energy efficient. Experience the difference Sunday March 22 from 12-4 PM the two new high-performance City Cabins will be open to the public. Martha and staff will be on site for tours and questions. The homes are located in Seattle’s Licton Spring neighborhood at 1430 & 1436 North 92nd Avenue Seattle, WA. 98133.

For more information or sales opportunities contact Adrian Willanger (206) 909-7536.

Launch of the new City Cabins homes at Indian Wall

Join us for the launch of the new high-performance City Cabins

High performance City Cabin homes go Bosch

High performance City Cabin homes go Bosch


logoHigh-performance Seattle home-builder Martha Rose has elected to go with all Bosch appliances in her new collection of City Cabins™.  Rose believes that form, function and design are extremely important in the overall livability of a new home.

The decision to use Bosch appliances in the new high performance City Cabins™ was primarily based on Bosch’s sustainability goals and their overall eco-consciousness and commitment to the environment from a products concept to crate life-cycle which aligns with Rose’s values and commitment to energy efficiency.

The all electric City Cabins™ will be equipped with Bosch’s Energy Star line-up of: induction range, Boschdishwasher, hood-fan and washer and condensing dryer.

The new City Cabins™ will be released March 14, 2015. For more information regarding the high performance homes in Seattle’sLicton Springs neighborhood visit or contactAdrian Willanger 206 909-7536

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City Cabins at Indian Wall are a welcome respite from the dense urban landscape

City Cabins at Indian Wall are a welcome respite from the dense urban landscape


logoThe new high-performance City Cabins™ homes at Indian Wall in Seattle’s Licton Springs neighborhood. The “softscape”   of the homes will be made up of drought tolerant native plantings around the two homes and on the green-roofs over the garages that have been designed and built to offer the home owners a planting and outdoor living area.

The high-performance green homes built by Martha Rose are truly next-gen housing being built with today’s homeowner in mind.  Rose is including a long list of features that are perfect solutions to enhance the occupant’s creature comforts and reduce yearly utility costs.  The super-insulated well sealed homes our partnered with a high-efficient heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) that supplies the homes with fresh -air into the living areas and bedrooms 24/7 while simultaneously exhausting the stale air.  New to the City Cabin™ lineup is the Enerjoy high efficient infrared radiant heating panel system.

The Enerjoy heating system has a unique heating management system.  Every bedroom and dayrooms of the new City Cabin™ homes have an individual thermostat that lets you manage heat in each room just like you manage lighting in each room.

The City Cabins™ concept was trademarked by homebuilder Martha Rose, president ofMartha Rose Construction; City Cabins™ are super energy efficient homes that are targeting Built Green’s 5-Star certification. The City Cabins™ trademark was first used in Washington in February 2011.

City Cabins™ at Indian Wall will be ready for sale in early 2015, for more information visit or Contact Adrian Willanger 206 909-7536.

City Cabins: Health, comfort and joy

High performance city cabins in Seattle


City Cabins: Health, comfort and joy

Martha Rose’s  newest high-performance City Cabins™  in Seattle are designed and built to be extremely energy efficient , healthy and comfortable to live in. Rose’s new homes have an extreme tight well sealed building envelope and an advance insulation package which help reduce the amount of pollutants that seep through.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks poor indoor air quality as one of the top five health risks in the U.S.  In a 2004 report by the EPA found that indoor pollutant levels may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels

Having tighter envelopes demands that the homes have a good well balanced air-ventilation system; the City Cabins™ are equipment with heat-recovery-ventilators which provide the home with a minimum of 5 complete air exchanges daily.  The exhausted interior air is exchanged with filtered incoming fresh air that is distributed throughout the home.

Creating a healthy indoor environment by improving a home’s air quality starts at the design and planning stages for the new high-performance City Cabins™.  Designed and built to keep moisture and pollutions out, selecting materials and finishes that don’t contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are just a few of the strategies that go into the whole house building process.

The goal of the new City Cabins™ is to have a home that is comfortable and healthier to live in.

The City Cabins are scheduled for an early 2015 completion and are now available for pre-sales, for more information contact Adrian Willanger 206 909-7536.