Vashon Island Home Remodeler | Modern Northwest Farmhouse

Project Details “Modern Farmhouse”

This home was designed by Roy McMakin and was featured in the August 31, 2008 issue of The New York Times magazine as well as numerous other publications.

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This home blends traditional and modern elements seamlessly.  The bottom floor consists of an open concept living area while the upstairs consists of the sleeping area.  The most unusual aspect of this house is the master bedroom which cantilevers out over the back of the house, creating the covered area for the back deck. 

Attention to detail was also applied to the placement of the house. The house was situated to take advantage of the winter sun and to minimize the heat of the summer sun.


  • Metal roof
  • Tiger wood decking
  • Exposed concrete floors with energy efficient hydronic heating
  • Exposed interior and exterior concrete walls including a suspended dining room ceiling
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Painted wood floors