An artistic touch makes this much more than a four bedroom, two and three-quarter bathroom house on Vashon Island. A cottage doubles the effect.
Someone knew more about laying tile than simply getting everything lined up. The entry is embellished with a diamond of similar tiles, but that’s just the start.Notice the live edge pillars, exposed ceiling beams, and fireplace set beside a wall of glass that protects in winter and opens in better weather.
A more impressive tile mosaic swirls out from the wall as a visual separation between the living and dining rooms, a distinction made without anything physical taking up space. The way the spirals wrap around the pillar is a hint that this house has not been treated as just a box to sleep in.
The three-quarter bathroom also gets the tile treatment. The walls may evoke a Roman feel, but the floor of the shower shows flourish in the mosaic.
A tiny cottage supplements the main house. Whether it is the quest quarters, a rental, or a retreat, the extra building has a similar attention to detail. The doubled and gapped ceiling beams are a simple way to add functional design with a flair.
All of that fits on a 1.85 acre lot for a price of $675,000, inexpensive compared to some works of art.
- 10520 SW 140th St, Vashon [Zillow]