Payne | Union, Wa
This Union, Wash., home crowns a hillside lot with Hood Canal views. In spite of owning the land for 30 years, the construction project not only involved an out–of–state owner, but five engineers. More than 1,000 cubic yards of dirt were moved to make way for the cedar home. A massive retainer wall that contains 64 yards of concrete wraps around two sides of the home.
The great room offers panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains and water where Orca whale pods swim. The owner requested cable railing on the deck, rather than cedar pickets, which keeps the view unobstructed.
The main bath is a focal point of the home. The owner restored a classic claw foot bathtub from childhood. A glass block window provides the backdrop and leftover soffit materials became a bonus as wainscoting.
Rankin | Gig Harbor, Wa
This Gig Harbor, Wash., home is truly special and meets the owners’ design goal … the best view imaginable of Mount Rainier and Puget Sound from the breakfast table.
Stepping into the foyer is like boarding a classic wood ship, with wood windows and clear vertical grain Douglas fir trim glistening. The eyebrow roof adds to the mysterious look of this two-story home. The interior and exterior are lit by 60 canned lights …
Paquette Ellis | Port Orchard, Wa
Harstine Island is an oasis, a peaceful hideaway for the Paquette Ellis post-and-beam style home which sits above Pickering Passage, but yet has beach access. Hot-cold hose bibs near the garage allow for a quick rinse of saltwater off water toys and the paws of family pets.
Macomber | Port Orchard, Wa
An intricately designed great room and two brick terraces were seamlessly grafted on to the Macomber’s existing Tudor-style home in Port Orchard, WA. It is hard to tell where the old meets the new, as careful attention to detail was paid in matching the tongue-and-groove ceiling materials, hardwood flooring and masonry. In fact, some of the existing brick was salvaged from the demolition of existing house siding and patio space where the new addition sits.