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NW Contemporary on Camano Island commands $900K

When you step inside, look up

This Camano Island house works towards classic simplicity with a northwest touch.

As for the price, $899,950, it is up to you to decide is that is inexpensive relative to a similar property in Seattle, or a lot to spend for a place that is over an hour drive to either Seattle or Bellingham. Of course, its location will be its most valuable feature for someone.

When you step inside, look up. Exposed beams radiate above a pillar-less great room. The design opens the space so hardly anything blocks the view of the Port Susan. Look around and notice the enormous river rock fireplace that acts as a center anchor, extends to become shelving, and backs into the master suite where another set of radial beams continues the design.

The house is a one story, two bedroom, two and a half bathroom Northwest Contemporary that was built on 0.3 acres of no-bank waterfront in 1997. No bank means, getting to watch the waves splash against the bulkhead at high tide, and having a bit of beach at low tide.

On the street side, there’s a perennial garden with some lawn, and a broad walkway that steps around a river rock wall. The front has a heavy-beamed trellis while the water side has a similar feature, but one that provides shelter for a part of the deck. The exposed part of the deck extends beyond the length of the house because beach living encourages being outdoors, as long as the weather and tides cooperate.

Back inside, the white walls and cabinetry keep the house bright, and are aided by skylights in case the walls of windows weren’t enough.

Appliances are new. Bathroom fixtures like the jetted tub and glass shower are decidedly modern - and oriented to enjoy the view.