This small enclave of City Cabins® at Abbott’s Alley is comprised of (6) live upstairs / work downstairs units that are located in the rural community of Sedro-Woolley right in the heart of Skagit County. They have all of the healthy home and energy efficiency features you have come to expect in a Martha Rose Construction project.
City Cabins® at Abbots Alley offer a Live/Work community with high-performance green homes built by Martha Rose and are truly next-gen housing being built with today’s homeowner in mind.
With a Walk Score of 66, Martha Rose Construction’s current net-zero project provides an opportunity for you to create a simpler life. Walk downstairs to begin your workday and leave your vehicle parked to visit the many merchants just a few blocks down the street.
While we remember some history, we are also bringing the future here today.
These homes far surpass today’s energy codes and will be relevant decades from now. With a full solar array on each roof, it is expected that on an annual basis, more energy will be produced than what is needed to operate these all electric homes. The extra juice can be used to charge your electric car – it’s set up next to the parking pads.
Many game changing features have been incorporated into these structures.
Triple glazed windows and an added layer hidden beneath siding – (1” of closed-cell foam) – insulate against the weather and noise and increases protection against earthquakes almost threefold. 4” of foam under the ground floor allows it to acclimate to 70 degrees and helps regulate indoor temperature. Appliances represent state of the art energy efficiency
Health and indoor air quality are as important as energy efficiency
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) is the only way to insure constant fresh air in all seasons without losing heat. These quiet ventilation systems maintain the proper humidity levels for occupants and the building components. Solid woods and healthy materials abound, everywhere, including hard surface floors for easy cleaning.
A healthy outdoor environment helps to clean up our rivers and Puget Sound
One hundred percent of the rain water that falls on this site is captured so that it is absorbed into the ground. Low Impact Development (LID) mimics the natural forested condition allowing pollutants from the sky & road to be cleaned up using natural systems: gravel, wood chips and organic fertilizers, such as bone meal and manure.
5-Star Built Green Certification
Earned EPA Indoor Air Plus
Energy Star rating of negative 13
City Cabins® are certified in the Built Green® Washington program at a five star level. Abbott’s Alley uses Low Impact Development strategies that allow storm water to be managed on site. Local and regional building materials that are healthy were used in the homes. You will find wiring in place for both electric car charging and installing solar panels on the roof.
You will also find hard surface flooring in a City Cabin®. The main floor is usually concrete, which has been stained and sealed or polished, and upstairs you will find wood and commercial porcelain tile. The wood-trimmed triple-pane windows insure a quieter space with added warmth.
Immerse yourself in the fresh air, mountain views and farmland offerings. Learn about the town’s history and current history-making. Follow in early settler, “Dad” Abbott’s shoes, who brought Dream Theater to Sedro-Woolley. Help create a new dream – one that is relevant to our current times. Learn more about Sedro-Woolley. With one of the best school districts in the area, Sedro-Woolley is a great place to raise children. Sedro-Woolley is a small town with big opportunities and a great place to grow a business or work. Learn more here.
By naming the alley after one of Sedro-Woolley’s early settlers, we are honoring the history of this town.
“Dad” Abbott is remembered for bringing Dream Theater to Woolley. The stage is set for outdoor gatherings that could be a summer potluck, good weather movie or dance party. I think Abbott is smiling right now because he likes this little enclave within the larger community.