Diamond windows and a wrap-around-porch add touches of character to this Whidbey Island farmhouse. Although new, this home exudes the aged glow of a home at ease with itself. The site was home to the oldest cabin at Bush Point, so we built atop the original footprint and nestled the home in among the trees. Wood from the cabin was salvaged and reused, forming a connection between the past, present and future. An abundance of green technology underlies the inviting aesthetic. Water is conserved via large tanks that captures rain water and store it beneath the porch. Energy use is reduced through heat recovery ventilation and a mighty envelope. Living here is not just about technology, however, it’s also about lifestyle. Public living areas extend across both floors, inviting everyone upstairs to enjoy views of the Salish Sea. Rolling steel gates convert the porch into a play area for dogs and a custom ‘dog ladder’ gives them direct access to their play area. Soft northern light illuminates the weaving studio and the garden flows around, tying it all together.