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August 7, 2017 4:17 pm

Recently completed Freeland Residence

We recently visited one of our newly completed projects on Whidbey Island: the Freeland Residence. This home is designed to highlight sweeping landscape views and maximize natural light, while providing protection from the rain and harsher summer sun. The house features lots of living space both inside and out; large windows and expansive sliding doors blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Look here to check out our previous post on the Freeland Residence during its construction.


The welcoming front entry with an expansive, protecting shed roof.

At one end of the great room is the warm and classy kitchen. The immediately adjacent dining area features a custom fir bookmatched (in which the wood grain of the two halves mirror each other) dining table.

The dining area opens to the outdoor patio via a set of large sliding doors and faces Holmes Harbor.

Located at the other end of the great room, the living area has a concrete tiled gas fireplace with a built-in bench, expansive windows, and lots of natural light.

The master bathroom also enjoys the sweeping view.

The southwest-facing house is laid out in line with the coastal view, with the great room located at its center. The master suite, featuring a private deck and outdoor shower, is located at the southern end.

Located off the great room, a concrete patio with matching concrete bench provides plenty of room for entertaining.

The green siding, dark trim and natural wood elements help the house blend in well with the surrounding landscape. Solar panels on the garage roof are optimally oriented for power generation.

Afternoon sun streaming through the windows makes the interior a warm and inviting space to relax.

May 28, 2013 11:21 am

Nice comments from a client—

We recently heard from a client that they will be moving and selling their home that we designed for them. Here is what they said:

Hi Howard,

We had a blowout yard sale this weekend.  I think some shoppers just came to get a closer look at our house, and we got several compliments.  My favorite compliment, which I heard several times, was from people who thought our house was vintage, not a mere 10 years old.

Take care,

A picture of their house is below, and you can see more on our website here.

The house faces west and has a peak view window to watch the shipping lanes of Puget Sound.

March 27, 2013 3:15 pm

Progress on Vashon Island, the Solstice House


The entry is on the southeast. The great room windows face south.

Things are really coming together on this project. The home is designed for passive solar heating in the winter, with extra insulation, and careful detailing it is going to be both a beautiful and comfortable place to live.


The overhang in the roof over the great room should completely shade the doors and windows on the south side.


A masonry wood heater in the living room should keep the house warm in the winter.

Construction should be finishing up next month.


Details at the entry, such as stepping up into the home, and sliding doors are inspired by our client’s Japanese heritage.

October 9, 2012 2:22 pm

Some favorite porches, decks, and patios from our new home portfolios

One of the things that our clients value most is a connection to their outdoor spaces. When we design new houses the porches decks are a main factor in the design. Check out the following from our New Residential and Timberframe portfolios. Click the photo to link to more information on the project.

Bramble Iron Timberframe back patio

Bramble Iron Timberframe Front Porch

Hawks Hill Timberframe

Richmond Beach Residence

Maury Island Residence




September 27, 2012 3:27 pm

Progress on the Vashon Solstice House

We visited a house designed for solar gain in the winter and shade in the summer based on the sun angles at the winter and summer solstices. It is made of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) which were lifted into place last week. The contractor said he can already tell that the light is coming further and further into the house as we get into the fall season.

May 18, 2012 9:50 am

New Pictures of Bramble Iron Timberframe

We recently had the opportunity to photograph the completed project, and the plantings have matured as well. It really nestles into it surroundings nicely – here is a sample, but look at all the rest in our web portfolio.

The entry in the evening light.

The entry in the evening light.

The house nestling in the trees.

The house nestling in the trees.

The loft overlooks the living room, all with the warmth of the wood timber frame.

The loft overlooks the living room, all with the warmth of the wood timberframe.

January 17, 2012 2:11 pm

One of our older projects

Is looking pretty good in the snow! Thanks to the clients fro sending this image along.

The Little Mountain House in the snow.

The Little Mountain House in the snow.

August 6, 2010 12:56 pm

Our clients still enjoy their home over 20 years later

Larry and Lani went to visit the North Bend Timberframe house last weekend. The owners still love it.

See our facebook site for additional photos of this special home.

This is the exterior when the house was first built.

Vegetation has grown up, and a deck was added in the last 20 years by the clients' son, who grew up in the house. This deck now provides a cozy and private nook, as the surrounding woods have matured.

The interior was light and fresh 20 years ago.

The wood has darkened slightly with time, but the interior is still full of light, and the owners have continued to personalize it with eclectic collectibles.

February 4, 2010 9:34 am

Here is the 3D animation of Manzanitas

We generated this movie with ArchiCAD; the CAD software we use for all our projects – 3D from day one.