Building Green In Milwaukee's Riverwest

Building Green In Milwaukee's Riverwest

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Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 29, 2010

Yesterday over at Apartment Therapy, they shared the eco-friendly Milwaukee home of Patrick Jones and Alexandra Ramsey. We loved that they built new and made extra sustainable choices in their Riverwest home. All of their little ideas really added up.

In this home you'll find radiant heat concrete flooring, windows that aim to bring in as much natural light as the location allows, and a ceiling height that is only as tall as a single sheet of dry wall to eliminate waste. The building that used to stand in its place was demolished and buried on the plot instead of bringing in extra backfill—but not before the owners reclaimed and reused anything they could from the rubble. Even the gravel that sits beneath the home came from a demolished freeway!

Out back you'll find only native plants, a rain garden and barrel to reuse as much of what Mother Nature has to offer. It's a truly amazing home that although modern feels warm and comfortable without feeling snooty or overly green. It's simply a well made home that I'm insanely jealous of.

Want To Know More About This Home? Check Out The Links Below

Check out more from Apartment Therapy Chicago
Check out the photo tour at MKE Online
Read up on the different aspects of the home in their online interview

(Image: Rick Wood for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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