The “Gambier” Project inspired the owners of this Washington lot to meet with Tamlin in 2017 to see if they could build a similar home for their retirement. This home design was ideal for the couple since it was all on one floor with no stairs, and with “barrier free” access. Total area is 1700 sq. ft. on a crawlspace, plus a large 2 ½ car garage space of 770 sq. ft. The site is located in Semiahmoo, Washington State, and features a beautiful view of the ocean; therefore, the owners wanted many large windows positioned so could take full advantage of the view. The house is currently at the plumbing and electrical stage, and is expected to be completed in the summer of this year.
A challenge the designer faced when working on this project positioning the house within the setbacks on the lot. The angle of the property was tricky to work with so during the design phase, a portion of the house had to be redesigned with an area of the house being cut and another area widened. This resulted in optimizing the footprint of the house on the lot while maintaining a clear view of the ocean.
Tamlin was certainly thankful to these owners who were honest and straightforward in their communication. This has, and will continue to help with the success of this build.