"A Kitchen Fit for a Chef" Design: A Kitchen That Works LLC; Builder: Agate Pass Enterprises

Breathing New Life into What was Once a Humble Beach Cottage

Having become empty nesters and finding traffic in the burbs something they no longer wanted to deal with, Carol and Jay embarked on a seven month odyssey for the perfect next-stage-in-life home. They wanted beach access and a view but most importantly, they … read more

(Photo Courtesy Connie Lamont)
Design in 2013

Timeless Interiors

With a new year comes a time of reflection. Whether looking for ways to “freshen up” a space or your entire home, or just updating furniture, spring is the time for renewal. If you are in the throes of a remodel or building … read more

Ron Gillespie

Ron Gillespie’s Gardener’s Paradise: A Treasure Trove of Garden Rooms Extraordinaire

A Doctor Seuss garden, a swampy garden, a veggie and herb garden, a rain garden, a water garden including a pond with a rocky stream — that’s just the beginning of a peek at the garden retreat and plant treasure trove of Tracyton … read more

Valley Nursery

Valley Nursery: A Poulsbo Destination

For nearly 40 years, Poulsbo’s Valley Nursery has been a fun and floriferous stop on the to-do list of those with a garden or gardener in the family. Homeowners, plantaholics and day trippers alike from around the Puget Sound area are drawn to … read more

Zac Steimle Oceana Ukuleles
Music from the Heart

Luthier’s Ukuleles Built with Tradition

Although Zac Steimle is not a professional musician, he’s been intrigued by the dynamics between an instrument and its player. That natural curiosity, along with a deep appreciation for the art of making string instruments, led him on a journey to start his … read more

Capturing the Light — A Home to Match the View

Capturing the Light — A Home to Match the View

From the beginning, it was a mismatch that invited the question: Why would you take one of the most jaw-dropping views on Earth and design a house that didn’t take advantage of it? Yet that’s exactly what Elizabeth and Bob lived with for … read more

Landscape lighting illuminates pathways for moonlight strolls through the garden.
Moonlight Gardens

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

A garden can be a magical place after dark. As the sun wanes in the sky, subtle evening light begins to illuminate the garden in a completely new way. Flowers and foliage add a new dimension to a garden when caught by the … read more

Kingston: The Little City by the Sea
Kingston

A Visit to ‘The Little City by the Sea’

Kingston is an enticing destination on a warm weekend for anyone looking to “get away” without driving far. Shopping and dining are among the main attractions but the gorgeous views and the proximity to various parks and other recreational opportunities make Kingston a … read more

“Coming in for a landing” (Photo courtesy Paul Carlson)

Western Bluebirds and Your Fall Chores

Fall migration of most Pacific Northwest birds has completed — from the huge shorebird population, to the area warblers and many other migrants from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia to Alaska. They have raised successful broods and are now heading south to winter over … read more

Pony Up Rescue for Equines
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