As with all of the best Bellingham stories, it started with a bike ride.The couple had been looking around for a house after renting for many years, and they came upon this one. Set back from the street and overlooking Bellingham Bay, it was exactly what they wanted. The yard was overgrown, and the house was a rambler that hadn’t been updated since its construction in the 1960s. The couple set about remodeling, using mostly local artisans. The result? A comfortable, unpretentious, and yet artful home that accommodates family, friends, and even a lovely bald eagle who lurks in the trees above.