Perched at the top of a large sloping lot, this home will take advantage of a wonderful view of Bellingham Bay beyond. A large outdoor living area and deck will provide space for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors. The home will feature extensive use of natural wood products for the finishes and structure as well as Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for the roof. The home will be built by John Hindman of Hindman Construction
The clients for this home desired a home nestled in the woods on their property they had purchased nearly ten years prior. The land however, was encumbered by a number of site constraints such as the need for a new access road, steep slopes, and numerous wetlands. Haven worked closely with the builder for the project- Cascade Joinery - and many other civic and professional entities to arrive at a feasible site plan that would deliver the home the clients desired as well as address the challenges with the site and ensuing code compliance issues with the city. Although the process was time consuming and difficult, the resulting site and home will be one of a kind, situated among the many large trees the clients had fallen in love with.
-All photos above credited to Judd and Rebecca Greenwood of Greenwoods Photographic Arts
On a cold and rainy day last week Haven visited the home to see the progress first hand. While the rain somewhat diminished the opportunity to get many exterior photos, the interior was well underway since time of last check-in. The hearth for the fireplace was the highlight of construction and the kitchen cabinets were also being installed, hinting at the final character of the finished space. We are excited to see the finished product!
Located in the Birch Bay watershed, this custom residence will be completed in Spring of 2016. The clients came to us desiring a simple cottage with natural finishes throughout. They wanted a home where the structure was a main point of expression throughout. The exterior is clad with Alaskan cedar which turns a beautiful natural silver color as it ages. The interior features exposed beams and wood surfaces throughout.
The site is sloped, with views of Birch Bay below. Upon entering the site from above, the carport gives way to a welcoming entrance with a wooden door and large overhang which serves as protection from the rainy northwest weather. The three bedroom, 2 bath home is well connected to the outdoors with multiple outdoor spaces and views.
Because the site is located in a watershed, a lot of energy was put into onsite stormwater management. In order to decrease the impervious surface on site, the driveway is being constructed with Truegrid Pavers- allowing water to directly seep into the ground.
Designed for a longstanding client looking to experience island life, this home will take advantage of wonderful views across the strait between Kingston and Edmonds. Through an extensive process of 3d modeling and geolocation, the view from the generous great room and adjacent outdoor covered deck will be top notch.
The home is designed to maximize open space and light while at the same time compartmentalizing the different programmatic elements. The master suite is a separate element from the central great room and kitchen while a media room and guest bedroom serve as another separate element. This separation allows for the creation of three very unique interior spaces while at the same time maintaining a cohesive external appearance.