20-10-2017

Maury Island Cabin by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer

Hoedemaker Pfeiffer,

Thomas J. Story,

holiday houses,

The Hoedemaker Pfeiffer Design Team has revamped an 1890s house on Vashon Island, Washington, injecting new life into an old building that was suffering from all the different decorative layers added over the years.



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Maury Island Cabin by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer The Hoedemaker Pfeiffer Design Team has revamped an 1890s house on Vashon Island, Washington, injecting new life into an old building that was suffering from all the different decorative layers added over the years.


Vashon-Maury Island is the largest island in Puget Sound and it is connected to Seattle and Tacoma on mainland Washington State by a half-hour ferry trip. Also known as “the heart of the Sound”, the island is a popular destination for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
This is the location of an old 1890s house which used to be a shipbuilder's home and has now been completely renovated by Seattle-based multidisciplinary architecture and interior design studio Hoedemaker Pfeiffer. The present owner came across the building almost by accident. Over more than 100 years it had been covered with so many different layers that the house was a mishmash of styles and dubious taste.
So the makeover by the Hoedemaker Pfeiffer team consisted of a delicate job of stripping back the layers to gut this 176 square metre house with direct access to the water. The designers wanted to give the house back its authentic, historic character and it took them a year to get to its original heart. White cedar-panelled walls, Douglas fir floors, and salvaged doors and windows form the backbone of their project.
Clearly, the Hoedemaker Pfeiffer team didn't just stop at structural work, they were also behind the interior design of the refurbished seaside home, decorating it with a mix of antique items and pieces from nautical life, for a welcoming, casual effect where you can relax and regenerate in a rustic and at the same time refined environment, in close contact with nature.

Christiane Bürklein

Hoedemaker Pfeiffer design team https://hoedemakerpfeiffer.com/ - Tim Pfeiffer, lead designer, Todd Beyerleinm designer, Ashley Cantor, designer
Project Team: Interior Design | Hoedemaker Pfeiffer - Art Curator | Hoedemaker Pfeiffer - General Contractor | Treleven Project Management, Project Manager Tom Treleven - Carpenter | Pat Ruffner
Location: Vashon Island, Washington, USA
Year: 2016
Photography: Thomas J. Story

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