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In addition to its great location and spectacular views of Whitefish Lake, the combination of timber framing, a two-tiered deck system and its energy performance components make this custom new home special. The home includes radiant floors throughout and a high performing boiler that provides for both the domestic hot water needs as well as the heat for the floors. A Heat Recovery Ventilator is installed for whole house fresh air circulation and a building envelope that reduces heat loss during the winter.


“Mark Van Everen was our contractor and guide when he built our house in 2103-14. Mark brought an incredible knowledge of practical energy efficiency and quality construction practices to our project. We found him to be calm, clear in his communications, and always able to solve any issue that came up. After living in our new energy efficient house for about two years, we have found our very well insulated house to have extremely low heating needs an our mostly native plant landscaping to have very low water needs.

We love our new house and we highly recommend Mark Van Everen of Bridgewater Innovative Builders for the CSEAE project.”

Mai Britt & Joe Bennett