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Whidbey Island Cabin By CHESMORE|BUCK Architecture


Whidbey Island Cabin by CHESMORE|BUCK Architecture


March 10th, 2014 – Posted in Architecture

The Whidbey Island Cabin situated on a extended and narrow lot on the western shores of Whidbey Island, Washington. This sustainable cabin designed by CHESMORE|BUCK Architecture. The home is heavily wooded with access from Smugglers Cove Road on the east and continues west to a steep bluff leading to the water’s edge of the Puget Sound. From the bluff, view of the busy boat site visitors leads to beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains.


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Description from CHESMORE|BUCK Architecture
“The client expressed an interest in building a extremely basic 2,000 sf home with the space divided into warm living quarters and a guest suite. Wood was the desired material since of its warmth and context to the heavily wooded island. The client also had an interest in the use of wood as a sustainable developing material.


The main structure consisted of double architectural grade glu-lam beams at 12ft on center flaring up from an 88ft long steel beam running down the center of the strategy. This “butterfly” roof structure is quite dramatic in the use of the exposed wood beams. The exterior siding material is horizontal clear cedar ship lap siding accentuating the horizontal nature of the property and to highlight the rich warm tones of clear secar. The ceiling material is 1×4 tongue and groove clear cedar that extends to the exterior and becomes the soffit material.


The structure has only two substantial walls inside: the ground face CMU block wall that separates the principal hall from the Guest Suite, and the wall that encloses the Master Suite. All spaces face the windows and have views of the water traffic and Olympic Mountains. With the open plan and the expanse of windows there is virtually no border in between inside and out. Wood was also the preferred material for the interior of the house. Rift oak hardwood flooring, strong core vertical grain fir doors, bookend matched vertical grain fir cabinets, clear cedar wood ceiling and the exposed architectural grade fir glu-lam beams all reinforced the wealthy and warm material of wood.”


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Photographs © Michael Seidl


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