Samish Solar

Samish Solar

Sitting on a stunning 5-acre lot nestled into the woods and surrounded by wildflowers and berries, Samish Solar Home is an oasis for a growing family of mountain bikers and nature enthusiasts.

Along with this home’s solar array making it net-zero, it has an added level of resiliency with its 28,000-gallon rainwater cistern that supplies the house and its fire suppression system with water. The rainwater is filtered through a sediment filter, activated carbon filter, and UV filter to ensure it is fit for domestic use.

Built using TC Legend’s tried-and-true methods, Samish Solar Home exemplifies what our construction strategies can produce. Just look at these stats!


  • Overview:
    • 2345 sqft heated living space & 234 sqft unheated sunroom
    • 1600 sqft barn with 895 sqft loft
    • 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom
    • Net Zero Energy
    • 1st floor aging-in-place
    • Passive solar heating/cooling design
    • Insulation: R-29 walls & R-59 ceiling
    • Air Sealing: 0.27ACH
    • HERS Index: -20
    • Annual Energy Cost Savings: $2432
    • Certifications: DOE Zero Energy Ready Home certified, ENERGY STAR certified, EPA Indoor airPLUS certified, anticipated Built Green 5-star certified
    • Winner of Housing Innovations Award!
  • Mechanical:
    • Ventiliation: Fantech Hero 250 with built in HEPA filter. Built-in humidity, temperature, and CO2
    • Heating/Cooling: Chilltrix CX-34; hydronic radiant floor heating downstairs and a fan coil unit upstairs
    • PV: 10.8kW solar array with Enphase microinverters and battery ready
  • Selections:
    • Timber framed entry
    • Locally made cherry cabinets
    • Certified metal cool roof
    • Greenguard Gold Maple flooring
    • No/Low-VOC finishes
    • Fir doors and trim
    • Triple pane, Low-E coated, argon-filled vinyl windows