North Beach Studio Remodel
Orcas Island, WA
  • Specifics
  • 380sf
  • 35sf loft
  • Materials
  • Cement Panel Siding
  • Metal Roofing
  • Aluminum Clad Wood Windows
  • Red Oak Flooring
  • Convective Radiator Heating
  • Painted Plywood Casework
  • Fir Slabs from the Property

This cabin has a long island history – actually residing in two other locations before coming to rest at North Beach. Recent years saw it being used as haphazard storage – mostly abandoned and rapidly deteriorating. While we were able to save the foundation, most of the construction from foundation up is new. The best feature of the site is a lovely south-easterly view across a pond which was restored and is now home to all kinds of wildlife, including a family of otters. The Owners are avid bird watchers, and when it is not being used as a studio they often use the space like a bird-blind for watching wildlife.

The small 380sf space was designed to be very flexible. Amenities like a murphy bed and a “murphy table” disappear into casework when not in use. A retractable ladder accesses a 35sf loft.

Photos this page by Benjamin Benschneider

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