“Dwell Development has been leading our market by consistently certifying speculative projects at the 5-Star level and both raising the bar for, and helping lift up industry peers. In addition to certifying everything they build at the 5-Star level, Dwell Development has certified homes under Passive House, and is now targeting our Emerald Star certification which will require zero net energy and 70% water use reduction in addition to other aggressive benchmarks. We believe that Anthony provides an outstanding example of development done well, and we hope projects like his become a template for both new construction and infill re-development in the future.”

-Built Green

“A simply wonderful effort by you & your subs.  An effort that has resulted in a home that we are extremely proud to own & live in.  Much appreciation.  Kim & I would be more than happy to show our home to any prospective clients. “

– Achille, Homeowner

“What can we say but WOW!!!  I battled tears of joy all day yesterday….Jim couldn’t stop smiling. He just kept saying “It’s so beautiful”.  We went out for a celebration dinner at La Medusa & then walked up to our home & walked from room to room in a delighted haze……went up on the roof deck & looked north to see the gorgeous Seattle skyline & then south to see…..Mt Rainier!  That’s what I’m talkin’ about…”


“Amazing job on the house to Anthony and Roland, and thanks to Susan for making everything move along so smoothly. Thanks for the quick response regarding the move dates and your punch list updates.”

-Matt, Homeowner

“There are so many occasions when an email will suffice when expressing gratitude but this is not one of those occasions.

Every single day since you accepted our offer, we both wake up and say to ourselves, ‘I cannot believe we get to live in this house!’ And then randomly throughout the day, one of us will look at the other and simply say, ‘dream house.’ And then we’ll both grin like dummies. You have given us the gift of starting a new chapter in our marriage as well as our beloved neighborhood. Personally, you have given me the gift of optimism – something that was hard to come by this winter. And more so, you’ve give us the ability to spend all summer saying goodbye to our old home while dreaming about the new, which softens the blow of saying goodbye to an incredibly important time in our lives.

I might need 10 more of these cards to adequately express our thanks but I won’t bore you. There’s champagne instead.”

-R & B, Homeowners

“Just wanted to pass on our appreciation once again for the hard work, thought, imagination and skill that you invested in what is now our home. We are very proud to be the chosen ones.

We are going to take our time in finding the right furniture pieces and get the solar installed first before moving in.”

-Jen & James, Homeowners

“We bought our first Dwell home in fall of 2013. We loved it so much, we bought a second one! The key reason is that Dwell Development builds fantastic homes with efficiency as a key component, and that they stand behind the homes they build. We’ve enjoyed every interaction we’ve had with them, from the pre-sales process, to the walkthrough or the occasional maintenance question. They’ve been a pleasure to work with, and are always responsive to our inquiries.

Of course, we love the homes themselves, Their houses feature attractive design, well-thought out floor plans and high-end materials and fixtures. Our friends regularly compliment how much nicer our home is compared to other new homes built in the Seattle area. Just as important, Dwell Development is tireless in their attempts to drive efficiency gains in each new home they build.

We couldn’t be happier with our Dwell Development homes. Perhaps someday we might be lucky enough to buy a third!”

– Jamie & Katie, Homeowners

“What can we say but WOW!!!  I battled tears of joy all day yesterday….Jim couldn’t stop smiling. He just kept saying “It’s so beautiful”.  We went out for a celebration dinner at La Medusa & then walked up to our home & walked from room to room in a delighted haze……went up on the roof deck & looked north to see the gorgeous Seattle skyline & then south to see…..Mt Rainier!  That’s what I’m talkin’ about….

Axel we so appreciated all the detail you shared yesterday…..it almost gave me enough confidence that I can use the keyless entry all by myself…..:)   Abbey the materials choices all came together so beautifully….  And I will be praying daily for the whole Dwell team for a year in gratitude for sealed grout & NovuStone!!!

We did not reserve our home just because of the floor plans and the location or even the stellar Dwell reputation. From the moment we walked into the house tour at the Passivhaus in June 2013 we felt at home in your design. Then we met you Anthony & had that first talk that gave us hope & vision that there was a home coming just for us.

We bought because of that hope & vision & trust in the integrity of design & philosophy, a belief in the future of the Columbia City that Dwell is transforming & the welcome into the Dwell family. Jim & I believe in your vision & trust the inner peaceful response we have to your gift for design & providing the highest quality homes we’ve ever had the privilege to enter.

Thank you for welcoming us into the Dwell family! Our home is absolutely gorgeous & we look forward to uncovering all its treasures in the years to come. There will be many more opportunities to say this in person, but I could not pass the opportunity by today to capture some of the joy in my heart & pass it along to you.”

– Patti & Jim, Homeowners

“My partner Ian and I wanted to take the opportunity to compliment you on your beautiful home and thank you for considering our offer to purchase it! We have taken such a pleasure in seeing your house over the past few days. It is truly spectacular. We are both residents of Capitol Hill and lovers of beautiful architecture and are thrilled at the idea of settling down and starting the next chapter of our lives together in such a lovely home.

Our search for the perfect home has been awhile in the making. The Seattle housing market has at times seemed daunting and unforgiving, but we have been motivated by the idea that the right house with ample natural light, space to accommodate family and friends and situated on a quiet street wasn’t just a dream but could be a reality. As soon as we entered the front door of your home we felt it – that sense of ‘home.’ Not only does your home meet all our needs, but it exudes such a positive and inviting energy that it’s easy for us to imagine entertaining family and friends in the stunning kitchen/dining/living rooms and outdoor spaces.

We can see your absolute pride in design, construction and choices made in this home and want you to know that Ian and I will cherish the opportunity to make our own memories there as well. You have clearly care for it with great love and affection, and we will continue to be good stewards of your home.

We are so happy to be able to present you with an offer for your house. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have had the chance to see your home and are over the moon at the thought of making it our new home!”

– Ian & Liga, Homeowners

“We will be proud to be a future resident of one of your homes. Hoping to break ground soon.”

– Capitol Hill Buyer

“Thank you for letting us purchase your carriage house in pre-sale! If there’s anything we can do to help you promote this project, please let us know. We would be happy & proud to show off your/our beautiful new home!”

– Ballard Buyer

“We moved into a Dwell 5-star green home a few months ago and just got our first utility bill… It was the lowest bill we have ever seen!! All the energy-saving things you do really WORK. Next step, solar panels! It should not take much to get us to net zero. Thank you, Dwell Development!!”

– Shelley, Homeowner

“We want to give a special thank you to our event sponsor. Because of you and many others, Chow Down 2016 was a huge success. We could not have done it without you. Thank you again for your continued support!”

– Rainier Valley Food Bank

“We absolutely love the house and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the high quality work and the fact that you are so ahead of schedule! Thank you for all your support.”

– Anne & Gunnar, Homeowners

“We just reached our one year anniversary in our Dwell built home.  We are as happy today as we were the day we moved in.  We did a walk through with the house warranty firm and were really challenged to find anything that needed attention.

Not a week goes by without someone walking through the front door and saying “I Just love your house, I’ve never seen anything like these hardwood floors!” The upstairs living area is so open and inviting; friends and family always want to just hang out there! All in a super eco-friendly design! We can’t wait to see the impact of the solar panels on our utility bill.”

– David & Liane, Kirkland Homeowners

“First of all, we’d like to thank you for making time to meet with us on Wednesday. We feel really grateful to have been able to connect face-to-face, go over the plans for the house and generally shoot the shit about good design and architecture. We probably could have done that for a few more hours, honestly. Being able to meet people who are not only creative but good at their job is a privilege we never take for granted – it’s exciting every time it happens.

We hope you’ll consider this offer as a token of our commitment to the shared vision for this house. We would love nothing more than to be a part of the Capitol Hill arts community while also helping amplify the good word for environmental sustainability and better-than-just-code building practices (of which there are many offenders on the Hill). Simply, this house would be in very good hands. We are people who appreciate labors of love and surround ourselves with people fighting the good fight. If you accepted our offer, we promise this house would always be full of life and good people because this is how we live, no matter where we find ourselves in the world.”

– Ben & Rachel, Homeowners