Charlie Arthur's Port Townsend Real Estate Blog


IDEABOX Green Features

I had some questions about the GREEEN features of the Idea box so I thought I would print out the specs:

The ideabox prefab concept focuses on design & efficiency.  We use materials that enhance design with environmental responsibility. It's our equation of design, materials, and construction that creates a very cool living experience. 

Product Dimensions

northwest modern: 32' long x 13' 6" wide

island cottage: 42' 6" long x 15' wide

confluence modern: 57' 4" long x 15' wide

cubes: 16' long (typ.) x 13' 6" wide

Typical Construction Package


exterior: fiber cement & galvalume siding, ENERGY STAR windows & doors, galvalume standing seam metal roof & facia, 2 exterior GFI outlets, 2 exterior hose bibs


energy/structural: NW ENERGY STAR Certification, Earth Advantage Certification, NEEM Certified insulated and engineered ductwork, R40/ R 21/ R 38 insulation, ENERGY STAR CFL Lighting, Whole House Fresh Air Ventilation Fan, Programmable ENERGY STAR Thermostat, 12" true Vault Ceilings, 2x6 Exterior Walls, 2x4 Interior Walls, Structural Floor Decking, Enerfoam Sealants, Gasket Switch & Plug Plates, Sill Seal Construction

interior:  Bamboo Hardwood Flooring Throughout, LG Solid Surface Counters, Maple Cabinets, Maple 3-Panel & Reed Glass Shaker Interior Passage Doors, Satin Lever Locksets, Fully Extending Heavy Duty Drawer Guides, Glass Block Relites w/ 2" Maple Trim


kitchen/appliances: Single Stainless Undermount Sink, Single Lever Extending Kitchen Faucet, GE Stainless Range, GE Stainless Bottom Mount ENERGY STAR Refrigerator, GE Stainless ENERGY STAR Dishwasher, GE Profile Optional Package, Avanti Wine Cooler, Seisco Electric Tankless Water Heater, 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal, GE Front Load ENERGY STAR Clotheswasher & Dryer


electrical: Soffit Mounted Recessed Front & Rear Entry Lighting, Ceiling fans in LR & BR's, Designer Light Strips in Baths, Pendant Lighting over Kitchen Island/Peninsula, Recessed Lighting in BR's & BA's, Rocker Switches Throughout


baths: Subway Tile / Glass Tile Accent Showers, Hand Held Shower Fixture, Surface Mounted Glass Vessel Sink, Brushed Nickel Vessel Faucet, Designer Bath Mirrors. Duo Flush Water Saving Toilets, Designer Towel Bar Package, Under Cabinet Lighting, LG Solid Surface Counters, Optional Tub


green:  Low VOC Paints, Duo Flush Toilets, Solid Bamboo Flooring, Cement Fiber & Galvalume Siding, Low Flow Water, Renewable & Recycled Counters, Tankless HW, ENERGY STAR EVERYTHING! Available Solar

 fun: Optional Wall Mounted Interior & Exterior Speaker Systems, Optional LCD TV's, Wine Cooler, Optional Container Store Package, Optional Apple Computer  Systems

If you would like to see one of the COOLEST prefabulous little cottages around, check out the Portland Home and Garden Show on February 18-22nd.


Comment balloon 2 commentsCharlie Arthur, CCIM • December 30 2008 11:59AM




I am excited to discover more about this. I am heading on over to the link you provided, and will be sharing this information with the brokers at our Firm! As buyers' brokers and land specialist, I sure can see some excellent applications for us here in teh Asheville NC area.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Wow!  Good stuff and good photos, too!  Thanks Charlie, we all need to think about tomorrow:)  Have a Happy New Year!

Posted by Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS (Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago