The #1920sMakeoverATL Showhouse Project: A Deep Energy Whole House Retrofit and Green Building Virtual Reality Experience

Rate It Green Team

May 19, 2021
#1920sMakeoverATL Showhouse Project: A Deep Energy Whole House Retrofit and Green Building Virtual Reality

Welcome to the #1920sMakeoverATL Project!
See the Virtual Tour Below, or Click to Visit the full-view version!

Green Builder Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. and his team and Project Partners will be be gutting a charming 1920s Ansley Park Atlanta home down to the studs and then rebuilding it back with a goal to make this the most energy-efficient house in this zip code! As the project’s media partner, Rate It Green will be sharing the team’s progress through videos, blog posts, and more, including three self-guided virtual reality tours! 

This is a design and build journey for a green home makeover we can all take and experience together.  This project provides such a terrific opportunity to learn and share information across industry segments and also to help bring new people into the green building industry.  Let us know if you'd like to participate, or just follow along. Ask questions, and tell us what you'd like to learn!  We want to generate as much helpful information as possible, so we can help make all homes and buildings green and healthy spaces as well.  


NOW LIVE - Check out the Pre-Construction VIRTUAL Tour!

We are excited to be working with Roger Knipp and the Mythos Media team to bring you a 360 degree multimedia, video, audio and descriptive media experience! This is one of THREE tours we will be sharing throughout this this deep energy whole house retrofit project. We will also create a construction tour as well as the 'final reveal."  Browse the property at your convenience, and from your office - or couch.  Visit each room and stop to learn about leading edge materials, products and practices from our on-site experts.  Don't forget to click on the drone image to fly 400 feet up into the air for great views of the house and midtown Atlanta!

How to Experience the #1920sMakeoverATL Project - Staying Up to Date

If you're reading this article, then you have access to our virtual reality tours and you're in the right central place to stay up to date on the project status and major developments.  But site conditions are changing daily!  To stay up to date as information is released: 


What are our Building Experts Up to?

New project information is coming in weeky, and even daily!  Topics covered so far during pre-construction include:


Thank you to our #1920sMakeoverATL Partners

Join our growing, amazing team!  Rate It Green Members and #1920sMakeoverATL Collaborators include:


Radon and Vapor Barriers

REO Investor

Solid Surface Countertops and Surrounds

Faucets and Toilets

Solar Shading



Virtual Tours


IAQ Monitoring

Real Estate

Water Heating




We are currently in the design phase and have not made final selections on the following categories:


Structure and Building Envelope:

  • Windows

  • Exterior Doors

  • Sheathing

  • Framing


  • Hardwood Flooring

  • Paint

  • Gypsum

Mechanical Systems:

  • Water distribution

  • Bathroom Ventilation

  • Kitchen Ventilation

  • Recessed Lighting

  • Decorative Lighting

  • Appliances


  • Roofing

  • Siding

  • Decking

  • Railing

  • Paint

  • Stone Masonry

  • Brick Masonry

  • Landscaping

More announcements are coming soon!

The plans are complete, and the design specs are in progress right now.  If you have a product or service that you would like to showcase in this house, contact or!



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