Lake Samish Row House

This distinctive home on the shores of Lake Samish was built in 2010 with rowers in mind. We want to say its curvy roof and contemporary, minimalist design evokes the smooth, effortless air of a rowing team in sync. But like the sport itself, looks can be deceiving. Bellingham Bay Builders and the Cirrus Design Group, with the owner’s direction, put substantial effort into the interior’s open, breezy feel, starting with a rare LEED-for-homes certification for energy efficiency and environmentally kind features. All-metal roofing adds durability, along with wood beams and timber wood ceilings from recycled Douglas fir. The four-bedroom, three-bath home is destined to hit the market shortly. But like the rowers, elite or recreational, who pull through many misty mornings on this lake, this home is designed to be here a while.

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Contractor/Builder: Bellingham Bay Builders
Designer: Cirrus Design Group

"We want to say its curvy roof and contemporary, minimalist design evokes the smooth, effortless air of a rowing team in sync. But like the sport itself, looks can be deceiving. "