On the remote southwest side of San Juan Island, away from the crush of summer tourists, this 715-square-foot, 1-bedroom home melds with the landscape to offer private coastal views. Completed in 2012 by noted Seattle firm Prentiss Balance Wickline, this home displays the architects’ devotion to “living in beauty without excess,” which won this home
To some, a pile of scrap wood might look like trash. But for Alla Ponomareva and Garrett Hohn, it was an opportunity to build something beautiful. On family land, the couple discovered some old window frames and spare lumber from a dilapidated structure on the property. Inspired by the debris, Alla remembered Derek “Deek” Diedricksen’s online blueprint
While some couples might balk at the suggestion of designing just one room together, Lauren Shumaker and Scott Mooney are no ordinary pair. She’s a construction engineer, he’s an architect, and they’re both wickedly creative. So much so that they collaborated to design an entirely unique dream home together. Oh, and it’s only 624-square feet.