Blanchard Mountain Farmhouse
Blanchard Mountain Farm, a small certified organic vegetable farm, sits in an idyllic location; where the Chuckanut Mountains come down to meet the Samish river basin. The owners found and fell in love with the land, knew it was the right place to start their farm, but realized the existing farmhouse was riddled with water damage, poor energy efficiency, and ill-conceived additions. Our remodel team focused their efforts on returning the farmhouse to its craftsman roots, while addressing the structure’s issues, salvaging building materials, and upgrading the home’s performance.
Despite removing the roof and taking the entire home down to the studs, we were able to preserve the original fir floors and repurpose much of the original roof framing as rustic wainscoting and paneling. The indoor air quality and heating efficiency were vastly improved with the additions of a heat recovery ventilator and ductless heat pump. The building envelope was upgraded with focused air-sealing, new insulation, and the installation of a ventilation cavity behind the cedar siding. All of these details work together to create an efficient, highly durable home that preserves all the charms a century old farmhouse.
The exterior of this traditional farmhouse was upgraded with new cedar siding and an elevated foundation. Photograph by C9 Photography
The open floor plan gives that true farmhouse feel. Photograph by C9 Photography
The large, custom island with maple butcherblock countertop provides the family with a central gathering space in the kitchen. Photograph by C9 Photography
The laundry/mudroom, with custom built-in storage, is a great place to take off muddy boots from the farm. Photograph by C9 Photography
The claw foot tub and hexagon tile in this master bathroom fit nicely with the traditional farmhouse style. Photograph by C9 Photography