This island home is set on a dramatic site overlooking the Straits of Juan de Fuca. The owners wanted a substantial addition to a 150-square foot, one-room cabin. The new one-story home is carefully connected to the waterfront views, nestled low into the rocky site, and surrounded by large fir and pine trees. The home’s new main room was built adjacent to an ancient wind shaped pine, which becomes the focal point of the connection between indoors and outdoors. This main room features fir ceilings and a twenty-foot long bay window that enhances the engagement of the inside space to the view. A cupola above the center of the roof brings light deep into the interior of the house.
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What is square footage of ENTIRE home here? - What is entire square footage of home here and can you post floor plan? I am trying like hell to configure a 1200 square foot home with 2 floors (600 sq ' ea) on a 2500' lot. Has to be live/work (and being done on an artist's budget - i.e., pittance). This looks as if it might be something I can learn from re this which seems currently to feel like an unsolvable design problem. »
This photo shows that even inserting a relatively small window (in the center of the photo) strengthens a space. Combined with the built-in bench, it creates a nice seating area that anchors the far end of the living room.
Open floor plans don't mean that you can't create nooks. Try placing a sofa or bed horizontally under a window for the perfect nap and reading spot. The short wall at the back of this seating area creates just enough of an enclosure to feel secluded and safe.More on how to create a nest
The simple design and low height of this tansu make it the perfect size for an end table to this sofa. The iron handles provide a great detail in this grand room that's full of sunlight and warm fir ceilings.