Maury Island Cabin by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer

This vacation home located in Vashon Island, Washington, was designed by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer.

Description by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer

The client stumbled upon this 1890s house after years of searching for a vacation home on Vashon Island. The place was a former shipbuilder’s cabin and had become a hodgepodge of decorative eras with peeling linoleum flooring, multiple roofs, chipped paint, and pink plywood walls. 

Over the course of a year, the firm spearheaded a gut renovation of the roughly 1,900-square-foot home. The designers wanted to give the place back its historic character that had been stripped away. The result is a design that’s timeless and cohesive. White cedar-paneled walls, Douglas fir floors, and salvaged doors and fixtures form the design’s backbone. 

The design team went on a treasure hunt to find a mix of antiques that told the story of a historic coastal cabin. The character comes through in the pieces we chose for the spaces; a mix of primitive nautical objects and well-loved antiques that are casual enough for sandy feet.

Photography by Thomas J. Story

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