The Willis

Water Conservation

  • Low flow sink fixtures
  • Low flow shower
  • Dual flush toilets

Energy Efficiency

  • Advanced insulation package: W: R-17 1″ splay foam air sealing with blown in fiberglass blanket (BIB). C: R-49 15″ of cellulose, F: R-30 High Density fiberglass bats.
  • Dual Zone HVAC
  • 2 two ton Rheem Heat Pumps
  • SEER 15 EER 13 HSPF 9
  • CFL lighting

Sustainable Materials

  • Reclaimed flooring
  • Reclaimed Claw-foot tub
  • Reclaimed pedestal sink
  • Reclaimed wainscoting

Indoor Air Quality

  • Minimized carpet
  • Low/No VOC paints used


  • Earth Advantage (Platinum)

The People

Project Manager: Carson Benner
Design Build: Cellar Ridge Construction
Photographer: Doreen Wynja

By The Numbers

23 – empty antique wine bottles discovered under floor boards

1 – inch of spray foam insulation on exterior walls prior to fiberglass

130 – square feet of historic Douglas Fir reclaimed from attic and used for flooring

17 – inches of cellulose insulation in attic

1905 – year house was built