A meandering path leads to the Eagle Point where the cottage sits between a rock outcrop and a thicket on the beautiful windswept west coast of San Juan Island in Washington State. The semi-sheltered cabin building location was chosen to help provide some protection from the winter winds and to block out the views of the neighboring houses. The cabin building designed by Prentiss Architects is a simple rectangular building with unfinished wood siding and a sod roof that help to blend in perfectly with its natural landscape. From a distance, the cabin building could pass for a simple homesteader’s cabin, but upon closer inspection, you find an interior that is anything but basic, with custom cabinetry, extensive wood windows, and high-end finishes. The Eagle Point Cottage has a sod roof and weathered cedar siding, and blends in nicely with the San Juan Island landscape. The Eagle Point cottage has 715 square feet of space.
The Eagle Point cabin building has a nice layout that looks much bigger than its 715 square foot size. The kitchen is along the back wall of the small cottage home doubles as a passageway to the spacious bedroom and a four-piece bath. The cabin building has a living room, bedroom and bathroom that all have large corner windows, with the living room offering stunning views of the ocean and Olympic mountains while the bedroom and the bath focus look out at the nearby vegetation. The cabin building is well-insulated with its green sod roof, 8 inches of insulation in the walls, and its triple glazed windows located on the north side. The cabin building it also gets good winter sun exposure, there is little need to use the radiant heaters or the small woodstove in the living room.
With a sod roof and weathered cedar siding, the Eagle Point cabin blends in with the San Juan Island Medetarrean like landscape. The chosen finishing building materials probably make this cabin a bit on the expensive side but are well worth the expense in this quality cabin building design. If this were a small cottage home, you could switch out the more expensive finishing materials with more cost-effective options to save some money. The simple rectangular floor plan in this design and single-slope roof, help to make this easy and inexpensive to build.
A small cottage home no matter how small it is can be a good investment, and it is something you likely will not regret when you get old. If you are someone who is looking for something worth investing your money in, why not try a small cabin building located on the west coast of Washington on one of the San Juan Islands. Here you will only have the best view of nature at its finest because you won’t even have neighbors to block the view from you. A small cottage home such as the Eagle Point will also protect you from the winter winds. The building site for this small cottage home is rugged and windswept, and in the recent decades, the surrounding area has become populated with several summer houses which have almost no cover of vegetation.
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