Little O’s Cottage

Water Conservation

  • Low flow faucets
  • Low flow showers
  • Dual flush toilets

Energy Efficiency

  • 8″ thick double 2×4 walls with thermal break
  • Dense-pack blown in fiberglass insulation
  • R-60 (24″) attic insulation
  • R-26 in walls
  • R-38 underfloor insulation
  • Super-efficient ductless mini-split HVAC system
  • Extensive air sealing package
  • Low-e Anderson 100 windows with recycled content in glass and frames
  • 90% compact fluorescent lighting
  • Energy Star certified appliances
  • Raised heel trusses
  • Passive Solar Design
  • Extended eaves for summer shading

Sustainable Materials

Indoor Air Quality

  • Spero low formaldehyde MDF trim (no added urea-formaldehyde)
  • Zero VOC paint
  • No carpeting
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator


The People

Homeowner: Kim Hamilton
Project Manager: Carson Benner
Photographer: Doreen Wynja
Landscape: Aspen Creek Landscaping

By The Numbers

2 – trains per day travel along the near-by trestle
4 months, 17 days – time between groundbreaking and certificate of occupancy
1/2 mile – distance between Cellar Ridge office and Little O’s Cottage
5 – Hog panels used on deck railing
1st – new address on SE Irvine St in 26 years
2.4 – ACH blower door score at 50 pascals