N.W. Frontier Cedar Lodge Craftsman Home
NOTE: These web pages were originally designed for the sale of the Spiderhollow, I will be editing to personalize it asap.
Roy Harvey - designer / builder. NW Frontier Cedar Lodge Style Home is 2 Story on a Shy Acre. With a 2,046sf living space it has 3 large bedrooms - 2 bath - 2 story solarium, bonus rooms, outdoor living spaces & includes a wee hobbit Cottage.
A hand built cedar log wood home nestled in the privacy of a wooded acre of land hidden within the midst of sprawling suburban growth.
A modest footprint that embodies an open floor plan design with tall ceilings and lots of windows for best use of space. Built with wood and logs from the property in a custom design to fit the property. A nature lovers paradise.
Frontier accenting and great features working in concert with innovative, eco-friendly cultured cedar log building materials creates a capacious and casual environment to make this home very distinctive. The living space flows in every direction and the tail of the room opens up to a 2 story Solarium room with bay wall at the end. A large open loft (multi-purpose space), with inviting views thru large high clerestory windows. *Loft area is easy to partition for a 4th bedroom.
2 optional master bedrooms with a breeze way thru his & hers walk in closets - 1 bath upstairs & 1 downstairs. You will adore this modest NW Frontier Lodge concept home as it is nestled in a partially wooded acre. Accessed via a private drive on high ground above Canyon Park. No tract homes will go here. 1+ acre lots insures and protects your privacy. Surrounded by high end properties and million dollar homes of predominantly long term residences. Large windows with white casing amplify sunlight and compliment the subtle cedar wood textures to create a cozy secure feeling throughout. Green home products & materials used to take advantage of natural and by-design environmentally beneficial features. A rhododendron lined serpentine driveway (you can't see the house from the road), rambles up to an attached 20'x20' garage. Several outdoor living spaces yet still room to roam in privacy. Garden areas, gold fish pond, outdoor clay oven cooking area, fire pit, wood fired hot tub, outdoor smoker, large front yard and backyard with self-sustaining wooded area. The enchanting outdoor living spaces combined with cedar wood home and custom features evoke a quaint NW frontier charm.
While the exterior cedar building material is called a “Sing Log,” it’s not a round log in the traditional sense; rather, it’s a super-insulated, engineered and dimensionally stabilized square cedar log that is eco-freindly, beautiful, and easy to maintain. (Cedar Sing Log Details), With pure cedar on the outside of the house and on the inside as well; you are bathed in all the natural luxurious characteristics of western red cedar heart wood. The house was completed in 2006, yet both the property and the house have continued to evolve. Just completed remodeling & complete paint & stain, all maintenance completed, spring cleaned and polished from top to bottom. "Like New" Ready for you to add your special touchs to make it your own.
In addition to this unique 1 of a kind cedar home there is a lovely clay mushroom shape Cottage we fondly call the "Hobbit Hut". The cottage has a wide loft with double bed, wood heat, solar power, and a natural roof and surrounded with inlaid colored glass. All your guests will want to experience staying in the hobbit hut.
The cottage is nestled within this secluded forested & landscaped shy acre and has its own garden area with separate access and parking.
The cottage is an mystical retreat which everyone will want to visit.
All this on a wooded shy acre. It is a perfect sized property to manage and maintain with ample space for your own improvements, development & building ideas. (Room to build a shop, space for small livestock, or if you are adventurous - there are several spots begging to hold a NW Tree House. Want more, how about a zip-line). Whatever the case, you will soon transform this property into an extension of your family character.
*North Shore School District. Bothell High School brand new learning complex is 3 miles away. *5 minute access to 405, I5, SR 9, and Shopping.
Only 6 minutes to Bothell & Mill Creek where both offer all the modern conveniences, entertainment, culture, and recreation you will ever need. 20 minutes to Everett in the north or Bellevue to the south and just 40 minutes to downtown Seattle.
Property / Privacy / Location / Trees / Clay Cottage / House of Cedar
To say this property is special and unique is an understatement.
Video Indoors:(sound off is best)
To light up the night there are flood lights on all 4 sides of the house. One set of motion detection flood lights are centered over the garage door and another set of motion detection flood lights are positioned to illuminate the front porch and the front entrance deck. The other 2 sets of flood lights are on the west end and centered over the back french doors to flood the back deck with light - both are switch activated.
For outdoor, night time ambiance there are frontier lodge style sconce lights in front of the garage and both sides of the french doors; with a single sconce by the side door; and a matching candelabra in the front porch. This group of lights are meant to be easy on the eyes as they spread a soft, subtle welcoming light all around. It feels like paradise at night with the soft sconce lighting on the house with tiki torches and solar yard lights around the outdoor spaces. Tranquil and private - day or night.
*FYI: The Spiderhollow log header can easily be removed, or replaced.
Owners Preface: Our goal was to build a magnificent home that was not ostentatious or flamboyant. Being activists and environmentalists we wanted this building to be of the highest quality yet as eco-friendly as possible, with minimal impact on the property, and have a small carbon footprint yet feel expansive & spacious. Elements like huge compartmentalized rooms or vaulted ceilings are not only pretentious, they are not efficient or eco-friendly or easy to maintain. Designing, planning, and collecting just the right building materials took 6 years before we ever broke ground. We were the primary builders, yet we were increadibly fortunate to garner plenty of help from relations, friends and neighbors in the construction trade. The house took 2 ½ years and was completed in August of 2006. The owner grew up in the construction field and got into computers in the early 90's. The builder became an original pioneer in the development of the World Wide Web. Back in the day, these web developers were called Spiders - creating webs, links, & web applications that has evolved into the sophisticated World Wide Web that we have today. He was often called "Spider" - hence, the house took on the name: "Spiderhollow". Trees were felled and rough sawn on site to be used in the building process. Much of the lumber & posts and beams and wood accents were cured on site prior to building.
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