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Island Getaway Looks Gorgeous From The Outside, But The Inside Takes It Over The Top

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Welcome to the Orcas Island cabin. It’s a woodsy, charming getaway located in Washington’s gorgeous San Juan Islands.

The gable-roofed structure designed by David Vandervort has 350-square-feet of living space downstairs and a 150-square-foot loft. The cabin features beautiful, refined woodwork and well thought out details. It sits on a sunny bluff surrounded by towering cedars.

“By carefully siting the structure, existing vegetation was retained, and the cabin was nestled into the land,” David Vandervort says on his website.

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A view from inside the cabin shows the entryway, seating area, dining room, and stairs leading up to the loft. The exposed beams give the cabin its rustic feel.

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The dining area is situated next to a large window that lets the natural light flow into the room.

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The modern kitchen is quaint, but it has all of the luxuries you could ever need. A small fridge was built into the cabinets to maximize space.

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Standing in the center of the living space, you can turn and look into the bathroom’s entryway with a gorgeous sink and sophisticated tile work.

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A pocket door separates the bathroom from the living space. Pocket doors are a great way to save space in small square-footage areas.

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Outside, there is a peaceful seating area surrounded by nature and wildlife on the eastern sound of Orcas Island.

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“French doors lead out to a flagstone patio integrated into the landscape with a meandering edge. The same stone was used for a durable floor covering at the entrances and beneath the woodstove.”
The small, rustic hideaway offers its occupants a quiet and relaxing retreat in a place that feels secluded from the world.

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