Happy Earth Day!  Well, the Routon Residence is finally nearing completion.  And in celebration of Earth Day, my partner, Architect David Baird and I would like to thank all of the folks who have made this beautiful, sustainable home possible – beginning with our forward-thinking clients themselves – Ed and Jan Routon!

We’d also like to thank our builder, Blair Myers of Bryan and Myers, who so diligently sourced so many of the local and recycled materials, such as the house’s limestone base and recycled brick on the house’s exterior.  And a thank you to E3 Innovate, who was our LEED rater.

Thanks to (n)Habit for providing the beautiful recycled glass veneer at the breezeway’s vaulted ceiling.

Check out (n)Habit and E3’s  booths at the Nashville Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park, and at the Living Well Sustainable Marketplace at the Nashville Convention Center, this weekend.

Thanks to A-1 Appliance for the Energystar induction cooktop…..

…..and ovens.

And a thank you to the Hearth and Grille Shop of Nashville for the high performance, energy efficient fireplace that can heat the whole living, breakfast and kitchen area.

Thanks to our forward-thinking clients, Ed and Jan again, for salvaging their fallen elm tree to make the handsome fireplace mantel.

And a thank you to Woodstock Vintage Lumber for sourcing and crafting the oak flooring, reclaimed from an century old nearby mill.

Thanks to Creekside Glass for the glass which acts as a floor on the second floor gallery…..

…..and a skylight on the first floor…..allowing borrowed light to pass through from the gallery windows above.

And a thank you to Ferguson’s for the sustainably spa bath and shower fixtures.

And for those of you who feel like they already know him – here’s the real Buddy!  Ready for his sustainably spa shower.  Happy Earth Day, Buddy 🙂

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