Orcas Island, WA

35sf loft


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