This striking home in the San Juan Islands started as a log cabin. A full overhaul, led by Bellingham interior designer Lisa Staton and client Kristina Gladstein, transformed it to a lighter, brighter vacation getaway that fits the quiet elegance of its surroundings, just off Roche Harbor. The original logs, whitewashed to create a freshness inside and out, help maintain the home’s historic charm. An addition, built in the back, provides room for modern conveniences like a laundry room, mudroom, large pantry and full bath. It’s the kind of place that’s airy in summer but cozy in winter, with an open feel whether occupied by a group big or small.

Contractor | Tom Nolan, Island Shelter Co.

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"The original logs, whitewashed to create a freshness inside and out, help maintain the home’s historic charm."