The Bainbridge Farmhouse: Completion!


modern farmhouse


Fulfilling a lifelong dream of building a home on their family’s land, our clients have recently moved in to their new home in the woods, surrounded by tall firs, fern glades and birdsong. This is an intentionally small, simple house, drawing on Bainbridge Island historical references: simple farm structures, Japanese rural dwelling influences due to that unique aspect of the island’s history, and including the warmth and connection to nature that Craftsman architectural elements can offer.


country livingFront entryway








Now that they are retired, this home is a “down-size”. With only 2200sf, all living spaces are open and connected. On the main floor is a master suite as well as an additional bedroom and bath to accommodate visitors. A second floor loft doubles as a quilting workspace and future grandchildren’s sleeping loft. Generous attention has been paid to storage and mudroom spaces due to the reality of country living! The house has been designed so that the owners can “age in place” with wide corridors and doorways, a one-floor living area, and an abundance of natural light.


beautiful dining room


New kitchen design


modern farmhouse loft


covered porch modern farmhouse


We have been sharing the progress of this project on our blog since the very beginning, from the initial sketches to the early construction as well as a later look at construction nearing completion. We invite you to take a look back and learn more about the project and the process!

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San Juan Islands Build – Update

Our house is nearing completion! Designing this unique custom home, and then watching it come to life has been such a rich experience…a process that no architect ever tires of!

Once the wall board was up and finished, the carpenters started work on the extensive interior trim package and custom finishing. You can see from the photos here that the craftsmanship is superb!

We’ve included a couple of early computer renderings here so you can get a sense of the overall spaces, and figure out where the photos are shown. Next to come are interior finishes: flooring, tile – some of which has been lovingly hand-made by our owner!, light and plumbing fixtures. Click on the photos for enlargements.  Stay tuned!

To check out the beautiful San Juan’s and see what they have to offer, click here!