The Lakehouse

Bellingham, Washington
Architect
  • Arbour North Architecture
Interior Design
  • Chuckanut Builders
  • Spiral Design Studio
Builder
  • Chuckanut Builders
Photographer
  • Chris DiNottia
Location
  • Bellingham, Washington
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Square Feet
  • 4000
  • This modern lake house is an architect-designed home that was built in the late 90’s. It underwent a complete custom renovation last year. Maintaining the modern character and sweeping views of Lake Whatcom, the home was reconfigured to provide better flow between rooms, accentuate the vaulted forms on the main floor, and increase living space on the second floor. This near net zero home is one more example of how sustainable living is also beautiful living. We feel this reflects Dwell’s philosophy as well and are excited to share it.

    Notable features:
    - Near net zero

    - Exterior cork insulation for superior building performance.

    - All of the countertops, cabinets and some of the original flooring were taken out by the ReStore and will be sold for reuse.

    - Custom cabinetry throughout was made by a local woodworking studio.

    - Finishes were selected with sustainable features: recycled content, no-VOC, life-span, and beauty.

    The integrated design team included Arbour North Architecture, Chuckanut Builders and interior design by Michelle Banks. At the time she was an employee of Chuckanut Builders, she now operates Spiral Design Studios.

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    Exterior view of the Lakeside House. Photo  of The Lakehouse modern home

    Exterior view of the Lakeside House.

    Contemporary living room with a lakeview.  Photo 2 of The Lakehouse modern home

    Contemporary living room with a lakeview.

    Looking down at the living room and dining room. Photo 3 of The Lakehouse modern home

    Looking down at the living room and dining room.

    The open floor plan of this home allows for views from nearly every room.  Photo 4 of The Lakehouse modern home

    The open floor plan of this home allows for views from nearly every room.

    This kitchen boasts an island and a peninsula. Cabinets by Smith and Vallee Woodworks. Photo 5 of The Lakehouse modern home

    This kitchen boasts an island and a peninsula. Cabinets by Smith and Vallee Woodworks.

    Front entry. Photo 6 of The Lakehouse modern home

    Front entry.

    Master bedroom. Photo 7 of The Lakehouse modern home

    Master bedroom.

    Walk in closet with cabinets by Smith and Vallee Woodworks. Photo 8 of The Lakehouse modern home

    Walk in closet with cabinets by Smith and Vallee Woodworks.

    Master bathroom. Photo 9 of The Lakehouse modern home

    Master bathroom.

    Entry details. Photo 10 of The Lakehouse modern home

    Entry details.