Guests Always Welcome
The homeowners love to entertain, so one of the biggest goals for the two-level home was suitability for short- and long-term guests. Several large decks and covered patios provide ample gathering space with sweeping views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Cascade Mountains. In the lower level, Estes incorporated a storage room specifically to hold outdoor tables and chairs with easy wheel-out access for quick setup. An outdoor hot tub and a large pantry with room for visitors’ crock pots complete the party checklist. Upstairs, a private wing with the primary suite and a deck provide privacy from the guest rooms, which each feature an en suite bathroom for a truly welcoming feel.
Because the property has a gently rolling slope, preserving views within an efficient footprint was a key conversation point during the design process. Estes’ design team positioned the home and layout to ensure stunning rear views from all of the living spaces while providing ample daylight into the walk-out lower level. Part of that strategy was thoughtful placement of the garage to the front and side of the house. Other features of the home are a garden shed, fountain, and woodshop space.
The homeowners came to the jobsite nearly every day, often bringing treats or lunch for the crew. The feeling of community among the team and the buyers truly demonstrated how it takes a village to build a dream home—and can be rewarding for all.