Custom Touches To Meet Lifestyle Needs
Though on the smaller side with just two bedrooms, the single-level Sequim home is the epitome of custom, with a range of features specific to the husband’s and wife’s hobbies and way of life. The couple enjoyed the design process and being able to make selections specifically for themselves, knowing that it was likely their final forever home.
All of the rooms have large windows facing in different directions to let in light and views. For her, a large sunroom with a fireplace provides space for daily exercise. For him, the Estes team designed a hobby room of a specific size and shape to accommodate his model trains; the space can be partitioned by future owners if needed. The large garage has room for four cars as well as the husband’s woodshop. As part of the design process, the couple was able to work with Estes on an electrical plan to ensure outlets and circuits, particularly in the woodshop, were installed precisely where and how needed.
Neither homeowner loves to cook, so they opted for just a small cooktop in the open kitchen, creating more space for cold and room-temperature wine storage. The cabinetry is lower than usual, ensuring easy reach.
Similarly, the primary bathroom features a large shower and excluded a tub that they didn’t need, and the homeowners asked for the closet to be open to the bathroom, rather than in a separate room, to ensure efficiency.
The home exudes a contemporary vibe, with clean lines and a simple shed roof angled south and prepped for future solar panels. Like the interior, the homeowners were able to implement custom features to meet their needs on the exterior, including pre-planning the home’s footprint to accommodate landscaping and creating an out-of-the-way alcove in the retaining wall to hide trash cans.
Building custom allowed the buyers to design a home that truly worked for their lives and lifestyles while preserving all that the beautiful property and surroundings have to offer.