Project Study

Puget Sound Cottage Remodel

The original cottage had been poorly added onto several times in the distant past and there was significant rot and powder post beetle damage.

The Results


  • Live Edge Walnut Countertop
  • VG Fir Cabinets
  • Walk-In Shower
  • Modern & Traditional Design Integration

An old cottage sat at the top of a shear 65’ bluff overlooking Puget Sound. The views are stunning.

The steep sloping ground along one side made demolition and construction challenging.

The Owners were intent on preserving the quaint and charming original cottage. Thanks to Jim Olson of Olson Kundig Architects of Seattle an addition of modern design melded seamlessly into the original cottage.

Nic James of Beech Tree Woodworks, Olympia, supplied crafted a 2” thick live edge Walnut island counter-top and VG Fir cabinets for the kitchen and hallway. All are of exceptional quality.

The interior is perhaps best described as eclectic style. Mostly traditional with some modern and contemporary features such as oriental style vanities and a large tile/glass walk-in shower. A multi-use room addition on the main floor is cantilevered over the steep sloping forest floor. A full bank of windows gives the feeling of being in the forest canopy.

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