The Zen-like sensibility of this architect's award winning home will satisfy the most discerning visitor. The main house and private guest cabin accommodate 2-6 people in setting of high craftsmanship combined with environmentally sensitive bamboo and stained concrete floors. The word 'retreat' comes to mind but this is a place of liveliness and includes a mature cutting garden filled with native plants. The creek that cuts through this 10-acre property harbors eagles and hawks that perch for their hunting forays atop a towering snag. The south-facing fully covered porch offers a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains as clouds and glaciers take their turns in view.
Well-appointed kitchen is equipped with a Wolf cooktop and oven plus a full set of Cuisinart cookware.
The property consists of a main house and an adjacent guest cabin; each building contains a master suite with a queen bed and full bath ensuite.
1) Main House: A master suite plus a second bedroom with two twins.
2) Guest Cabin: Equal in design quality and materials to the main house, the guest cabin is just five steps away from the main house; it is a self contained studio with a queen bed, its own bath and a mini-kitchen.
We live in Seattle, about 2 hours east of Sequim where our house is located. We both have professional careers and look forward to the day we can slow down and move to our cool new house in 'sunny Sequim.'
Mike is an architect and when he walked into this house - it won an architectural design award - he knew this was 'the one.' The design and craftsmanship are superb and the setting is fabulous. Nancy's career has been in health care but over the last few years, gardening with native plants has become a special interest. This house already had mature native plant gardens and that made it even more irresistible.
Many vacation cabins are cute and 'funky.' In contrast, this house is a modern gem with sophisticated use of materials yet has an aesthetic that fits in the rural farm setting. With its 180 degree view of the Olympic Mountains from a covered deck, the inside and outside experience is seamless. The southern exposure guarantees great warming sun in winter yet the interior is protected from the high summer sun. The flowers and plantings are extensive and available to vacationers as a cutting garden. Hundreds of strawberry plants produce throughout the summer and their fruit is especially flavorful.
Inside, the unique floor plan offers both the main house and a guest house just 5 steps away. This allows for two couples to have their own private suites. A third bedroom, located in the main house has a daybed that can sleep one, or two with the trundle out, or it can just serve as a second living area.