Mountain Top

Water Conservation

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

Energy Efficiency

  • 8″ thick offset 2×4 walls with thermal breaks
  • Dense-pack blown in fiberglass insulation
  • R-38 (24″) attic insulation
  • R-26 in walls
  • R-38 underfloor insulation
  • Ground source heat pump HVAC system
  • Extensive air sealing package
  • All lighting LED or CFL
  • Energy Star certified appliances
  • Raised heel trusses
  • Passive Solar Design

Sustainable Materials

  • Job-site recycling
  • Reclaimed stair treads

Indoor Air Quality

  • Zero VOC paint
  • No carpeting
  • Venmar Heat Recovery Ventilator


  • Energy Star Version 3
  • Earth Advantage

The People

Homeowner: Kris and Steve Fintel
Project Manager: Carson Benner
Designer: Steve Ewoldt 
Photographer: Doreen Wynja

By The Numbers

1st Cellar Ridge Constructed Tower

24’ living room ceiling

1 Pottery studio

28’ span of timber frame entryway