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Dwell Development

" We have remained committed to our core values of sustainable building,
because that's the right way to build a house. " ANTHONY MASCHMEDT

Dwell Development's dedication to green construction guided the company through the housing downturn.

Green
Leaders
Dwell Development's commitment to
sustainable building has earned it industry
accolades and steady sales. BY JIM HARRIS
PROFILE
DWELL DEVELOPMENT
www.dwelldevelopment.com / HQ: Seattle /
Employees: 4 / Specialty: Sustainable homes

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When Anthony Maschmedt started Dwell Development in
2005, he knew he didn't want to be just another face in the crowd
of Seattle homebuilders. "I took a left turn compared to other
builders - I went very modern architecture-wise and decided to
build sustainable homes, which no one was doing then," he says.
Dwell Development's focus on green construction guided it
through the housing market downturn, which hit just a few years
after the company opened. "We were still pre-selling homes in the
down market because we were different," he says. "By getting as
deep into green as we could, we knew that when the market came
back, we would be out in front. We are now enjoying the fruits of
being a leader in the marketplace and not a follower."
The company considers itself a "custom spec" builder. "We build
100 percent on spec, buy lots and design homes ourselves, but every
design is different - we've never done the same home twice," he says.
The homes built by the company typically sell between
$500,000 to $1.5 million. "Our buyer profile runs the gamut - we


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