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Timeless 1890’s Shipbuilder’s Cabin on Vashon Island Turned into Coastal Home

Finding new purpose for old structures often means taking a cue from the past and integrating the old with the new in a seamless manner. Nestled on the beautiful Vashon Island in Washington, this gorgeous home was once a shipbuilder’s cabin that was originally built in 1890. Hoedemaker Pfeiffer were brought in to turn this aging building into a much more modern island home where coastal charm is cleverly interlaced with contemporary design. Décor pieces from different eras were carefully intertwined with a neutral backdrop to create visual balance and a cozy, living environment.

Combining colorful couches and lovely pattern with curated artwork inside living room of coastal home

In the small living area once can find a variety of different pieces from the colorful couch in red and beautiful club chairs to bookshelves that have been neatly decorated with collectibles, accessories and of course, books. The wall with main window has been turned into gallery wall of sorts and it features eye-catching framed art work that has been collected by the homeowner over the years. The family room next to the balcony and wooden deck also has a modern chic appeal with coastal theme thrown into the mix.

Dining area of the modern coastal island home with a revamped interior
Finding the right space for wall art in your living room with white walls
Kitchen, home workspace and living area of the home on Vashon Island
Modern coastal bedroom in white with charming decor that takes you back in time
Relaxing family room with a fabulous view and decor that feels comfortable and stylish

The dining room, bedroom and kitchen also embrace this theme of a neutral backdrop being combined with cool pops of color and you have a home where the island environment, relaxing coastal style and a love for outdoors holds supreme.

Revamped 1890s house on Vashon Island turned into a lovely modern coastal home
Bench on the wooden patio of the island home with fabulous views just beyond
Clawfoot bathtub for the modern coastal bathroom in white and casual wall decorative pieces
Deck and outdoor dining area of 1890s house on Vashon Island
Decorating bookshelves inside the modern coastal home with books and more

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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