Inspiration for the Shoreline Cottage came from the desire for a simple house that would capture serene views from all sides. An urban family in northwest Washington, challenged the architect to create the ideal weekend getaway for their site. The criteria for this retreat included that it be small, livable, and easy to maintain. The board-and-batten exterior, gabled roof, and generous porch set a traditional tone, while tall windows and an open interior make the home more modern. The result is an inviting version of old farm cabins and country cottages.
The main level offers an open space that combines the living room, kitchen, and dining room. An island visually separates the kitchen and dining area. Other thoughtful design elements include built-in window seats on two walls in the open living space - ideal for storage and comfortable reading spots.
Two bedrooms and a bath complete the main level; upstairs, a sleeping loft (accessed by ladder) provides additional accommodations or storage.