Torn between modern luxury and a classic, rustic vibe? This five-acre property on Camano Island combines the two and throws in a private beach for good measure. A 2003 home takes advantage of the waterfront location with floor-to-ceiling windows for seamless views, and just a stone’s throw away, a large log cabin right on the edge of the bluff retains most of its 1924 charm.
Both homes have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, but they each have something different to offer. The newer home was interior designer Terry Hunziker’s personal project, and the walls that aren’t made of windows are covered in neutral and natural materials, like wood and metal paneling. Outside, a low patio serves as a front porch for minimal separation from the outdoors.
The cabin is a true log cabin, complete with exposed logs in the walls and ceiling beams. The main story has soaring cathedral ceilings, and above, a loft tucks a master bedroom and bath into the roof’s peak. Outside, the large front porch is more built for large gatherings, with a railing with built-in benches.
While the overall design of the cabin has been preserved, there’s no roughing it here—careful updates to the finishes, including in the kitchen and bathrooms, give the place a similar level of luxury to the newer home. Both homes face the water over a high bluff, with 216 feet of private beachfront below.
3148 S Camano Drive is listed for $1.8 million through Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty.