Still in process, this Carnation, Wa Accessory Dwelling Unit (i.e. a Mother-In-Law Apartment) is the second home for Creasey Log Homes utilizing Apex brand Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) as the primary wall structure. ICF systems are desirable for savvy homeowners on many accounts. This particular product utilizes recycled materials, is high in insulative value, retards sound transmission, and produces far less jobsite waste than conventional construction methods.
When the owners of this Lake Cochran, Wa home wanted to remodel and take the opportunity to install log trusses as a strong focal point, they contacted Creasey Log Homes. Although previously expanded once before, the remaining 1960's cabin was to be rehabbed to, among other things, create a more functional layout and revise the rooflines to better orient upon the lake view.
This detached shower house serves occupants of an adjacent cabin with toilet and washing facilities. Solar energy powers the electrical needs including the structure's water pumping system. The shower and floors are formed with bluestone in an organic pattern with stream stones embedded to mimic a meandering stream bed. The whimsical "outhouse" seat conceals a real, working toilet to maintain a sanitary condition. The services are completed by a highly custom vanity utilizing a bluestone counter, live-edge wood bordering, salvaged Fir from a deconstructed grain silo, and branch door pulls.
This custom installation serves as a private artist studio for an existing client. An area on the property was selected that already had existing utility services: an unused hot tub deck to the south of the home. Because of the visibility of the building site from the living area, our client requested that the studio mimic the home's appearance.
When Donald & wife Alison, a local artist, came to terms with the fact that they owned a home that was too cramped and poorly laid out they set out to create a beautiful set of spaces much more conducive to their lifestyle and habit of entertaining. The solution would be two-fold; remodel the interior of the existing main floor by adding an office and creating guest access to their one main floor bathroom previously reachable only through their Master Bedroom, and create a 560 square-foot addition to serve as a new living space.