#1 Nels Strandberg and Colleen Craig
At the edge of Guemes Channel, this home offers water views that suggest solitude rather than walking distance to town. Designed for easy living, slate flooring extends throughout the open floor plan. Notice the concrete fireplace and beautiful custom screen by local artist Paul Thorne. The kitchen bar top is creatively constructed from lumber end pieces. The stainless kitchen is a chef's dream with a six-burner commercial gas range emphasized by the use of industrial metal light fixtures. The lightly finished Shaker-style cabinets and open shelving compliment the metals and the dark raw-edged granite countertop. The kitchen opens to the deck and firepit area, which are embraced by the view. Upstairs, the master bedroom with treehouse views and deck, offers privacy. A spacious master bath includes a large walk-in shower and a washer and dryer conveniently nearby. At the top of the stairs, a door leads to a deck and entrance to the guest suite. A family room and two additional bedrooms are downstairs. The foundation and fireplace are all that remain of the original 1955 home.