Matthei Place

  • Location: Fairhaven, WA
  • Client: Kulshan Community Land Trust
  • Size: 14 permanently affordable owner-occupied homes on 1 acre (43,480 SF)

The project was an affordable housing community, created by the Kulshan Community Land Trust in response to a growing need for affordable housing in an area where home prices are appreciating well beyond national averages.  The project’s goals were:  (1) To use the community land trust model to provide as many units of permanently-affordable homeownership as would be appropriate to the site; (2) To illustrate that density can be achieved in urban infill situations in a positive, neighborhood-compatible way; (3) To become a successful pilot project for the LEED for Homes rating system.

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