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This stunning Skagit Bay waterfront home was once a comfortable weekend cabin that offered a retreat from Seattle city life. But as its owners approached retirement, they turned to principal architect Dan Nelson and project architect Matt Radach of Designs Northwest to transform the cabin, with its low ceilings and multiple additions, into a primary residence that invites abundant natural light and maximizes the property’s incredible location.

Built atop the original foundation, the result is a classic beachfront home with modern, low-maintenance materials.

Located on the north end of Camano Island, the home’s main living spaces offer expansive northern views of the bay, especially the first level’s great room, which comprises the kitchen, dining room, and living room. The kitchen’s warm wood tones and stone textures create an earthy dimension to the great room. The master suite on the second level enjoys waterside vistas, too.

The loft-inspired family room, also on the second level, opens to the back deck through French sliding doors. Adjacent to the front entryway, a curved wall of Core-Ten steel houses the stairs while windows flood both levels with warm, southern light. Throughout, the home is bright, lofty, and a masterly blend of classic and contemporary style.

 

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"Throughout, the home is bright, lofty, and a masterly blend of classic and contemporary style."