BuildSense understands the green market


Score two for BuildSense.  Randy Lanou and company spectacular modern designs packed with green features.

930 W. Markham Avenue Durham in Trinity Park is edgy,  sleek and true to it’s intent is a shining example of universal design.  The empty nester owners home is filled with features that will allow them to remain in their home as they age.

The most striking feature is the butterfly roof.  The primary design is to divert water into the 1700 gallon underground water storage tank installed by

930 W Markham Durham

930 W Markham Durham

Rainwater Solutions.  Once you feel the benefit of the height – roomy and airy plus space to for windows.  The family room is bathed in daylight from a wall of windows.

See more photos!

According to NCSU’s Universal Center for Universal Design, universal design is defined as:

The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

Some of the features incorporated into the Markham Street home include:

  • 1 story living
  • grab bars
  • barrier free entry
  • lever handles

This home exceeds the standard ENERGY STAR levl and is projected to be 40% more efficient than a regular home.  The Markham Street residence will also be s Silver Certification by the Green Home Builders of the Trangle.

Look for a review of BuildSense’s Cole Drive entry.  It’s stylish, practical and oh so green!

If you missed the tour,  click here to view the online tour guide complete with photos, directions and availability.  Many of the homes are open just for the tour but a good number are listed in MLS.   If you’re interested in a green home, click here to setup a customized free home  search.

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4 Responses to BuildSense understands the green market

  1. Pingback: 5th Annual Green Home Tour coming in May « Triangle Green Homes

  2. Dan S. says:

    BuildSense so well understands the green market that they ripped-out 80-year-old old-growth trees, along with the historic 1930s bungalow that originally sat on the property.

    They so well understand the green market that they made zero effort to deconstruct or salvage any of the original house, including 1930s hand-carved woodwork, solid 3″ think mantlepieces, handcrafted solid wood doors, wood floors, framing, or the extensive slate work on the exterior porches.

    The 2,928sq-ft bungalow was purchased for $233,000 in December 2007, with the buyers, Don and Sheila Goldstein, misrepresenting their intentions to the seller, having indicated that they were planning on minor renovations to the existing house. Instead, less than three months later, they bulldozed the house and chopped-down all the trees on the property.

    For the full history, see: http://endangereddurham.blogspot.com/2008/03/trinity-park-you-have-teardown-problem.html

  3. There are at least two sides to each story. I only saw the public version of a builder and home owner who were proudly showing off their finished product.

    Renovating older homes keeps the character of a neighborhood. Raleigh’s historic neighborhoods experience the same tear down problem. Often the re-built home dwarfs the remaining vintages homes. The desire for McMansions seems to be waning.

  4. newguy2233 says:

    I found this very informative and the idea of
    Rain Water Recycling
    is a great concept.

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