South Sound Splendor
This new house located near Gig Harbor, WA represents the culmination of many dreams and desires that the clients wanted to put into this home for their retirement. Marrying the rustic northwest timber frame style on the outside with a more polished level of finish on the inside, EGA created a design that is best described as "Refined Rustic".
Besides celebrating the sweeping view with Mount Rainier as the focal point, the house has many other interesting features. It was designed for Aging In Place, so bathrooms and doorways are generous enough to gracefully accommodate any future mobility issues. Even the entry hall closet can be turned into an elevator if necessary! The master suite is on the main level and extra bedrooms are in the daylight basement. One of the clients' favorite spots is by the indoor/outdoor fireplace in the master bedroom wing.
The husband is especially proud of his workshop and garage which is not shown in the photos. He even has a pull-through bay for his boat so backing up the trailer is no longer necessary. Above the garage is an apartment in which the clients lived during the construction of the main house.
No matter what, this home provides an abundance of venues for the clients to enjoy the fruits of their labors.