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Conard Romano Architects

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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lima15alpha wrote:
Also was wondering the name of the stain color ?
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This is a transparent stain on the VG Fir wood windows and door.
August 4, 2014 at 11:45AM      Thanked by lima15alpha
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newrenovator wrote:
please share the name of the window manufacturer.
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mm935 wrote:
what brand is the windows
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scottroberts wrote:
Manufacturer - Who is the manufacturer of these windows?
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Thank you for contacting us. The houses shown on our Houzz page were completed at various times over the past 25 years and records of this have been archived. We appreciate your interest in our work.
April 9, 2012 at 8:53AM   
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aaronthall wrote:
I'm guessing your casings and windows are also fir? What type of hardwood was used? I'm trying to find a hardwood to go with my fir casings/windows. Currently think of rift sawn white oak. Thanks.
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The windows and the casings are fir. The floor is cherry.
February 17, 2012 at 8:00AM   
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lremenek wrote:
Great stain color" - Can you please share brand and color used? My husband and I are currently redoing our windows and using cherry trim... Thanks! Leslie
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Architectural Design & Restoration, Inc. wrote:
Stained fir - What color stain was used on the fir?
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