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$1.5M e lane condo project receives "green" light from Carnegie, breaks ground

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A new sustainable condo project underway at a one-acre site in Carnegie has received the “green” light from borough officials and has named a general contractor.

Located at 826 Washington Ave., "e Lane @Carnegie" will feature nine, 1,100-square-foot units. The for-sale two-bedroom units will include two bathrooms, a two-car integral garages and patios.

A signature feature of the $1.5 million project is the use of Thermapan Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), a design structure commonly found in Europe and Canada that results in highly efficient buildings. The sustainable development will also feature low/no mow fescue ground cover, native Pennsylvania landscaping and a bio-retention area to hold and filter water run off.

“We plan to build one duplex first and then build out as sales dictate,”
says developer Ben Bonham with Moon Township-based Bonham Asset Management LLC, who has signed a contract with South Park-based S & R Contracting for site work. SIPs contractor Future Building of America of Farrel, Pa. has been selected to build the units.

A common green space will feature an edible perennials orchard, while rolling mounds of topsoil will provide natural privacy screening. The units’ metal roofs will come with a 45-year warranty. Units will also feature energy efficient Andersen awning windows, seven-foot patio doors and fiber cement board and architectural metal siding.  

Amenities at the site’s Evergreen model—which will sell for under $200,000—will include tiled bathrooms, bamboo floors and stainless steel appliances. Buyers may qualify for an energy-efficient mortgage and up to $2,000 in tax credits.

Writer: Jennifer Baron
Source: Ben Bonham, Bonham Asset Management LLC

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