Thoughtful modern home tucked into 2.5 acres of old growth cedar and spruce on Guemes Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Fits into the landscape with low maintenance materials and designed to bring the outside in. Authentic and durable industrial grade steel siding and roof, polished concrete floors, 12” thick 30' tall beam walls and interior for insulation, deep-silled south-facing main windows for passive heating and cooling, second story pop-out glass reading nook to live in the 80' tall cedar and spruce forest, tall 3-pane folding glass exterior door to join the land and home, private bedroom balcony to experience the green forest.
Simple shed roof design with steel siding gives the home texture.
The two-level home rests on a lush property surrounded by 80-foot-tall trees. Simple black steel siding lends texture to the home’s facade.
Large folding doors open the home to the private yard, raised bed gardens and picnic area.
The home’s open floor plan allows for easy flow between the living room and kitchen. Tall ceilings make the property feel much larger than its actual size.
Leather couch, twin wall interior walls, wood furniture, polished concrete floors allow for easy cleaning.
The long kitchen table, which can comfortably sit eight, has been handcrafted from salvaged cedar. Birch and chalkboard barn doors effortlessly hide any unwanted clutter.
Expansive doors open the the kitchen up to the forest on two sides.
Outside picnics and dining steps away from the kitchen.
Kitchen with open low maintenance metal shelving.
The living room, located just steps away from the kitchen, offers ample seating. The leather couch, wood furniture, and polished concrete floors allow for easy cleaning.
Polished concrete floors with raised concrete base board for easy cleaning.
A fir beam stairway leads to the second floor. Open shelving provides additional storage.
Main bedroom with custom set windows to join the forest with the room.
In the main bedroom, fir floors and simple fixtures add to the minimal design. Custom-set windows thoughtfully frame the nearby forest.
Cable railings extend across the open loft area, while open shelving houses colorful art.
Open loft area for reading or movie watching. Movie screen is behind the artwork.
Steps from the bed is a private balcony, providing a cozy spot to soak up the tranquil setting.
Private balcony lets you explore the forest outside from a unique vantage point.
Office space with built-in wood desk for two.