Come Home To A Noteworthy A-Frame On The Hood Canal

By Michelle Peters |


Imagine a home where you awake one morning to the site of a pod of orcas gracefully gliding past your overwater deck in glistening Hood Canal waters, where 114 feet of waterfront with tideland rights are yours, and you can kayak, paddleboard, fish, and gather oysters right from the beach. Imagine, too, that this extraordinary home is a timeless A-frame. It’s a dream reality that encapsulates the essence of the Pacific Northwest. 

A-Frame Charm, PNW Style

This spectacular, remodeled–and yes, double A-frame–home was designed by a renowned Seattle architect and has received multiple offers thanks to stellar representation. Nestled among mature trees and natural streams facing the Olympic Mountains and all the marine wonders of the Hood Canal, the two-bedroom home in Union, Washington, is bathed in boundless natural light through walls of windows and large glass doors, allowing for an indoor-outdoor feel any time of the year. Even during chillier evenings and into the winter, cozy comfort is guaranteed thanks to a two-story, stone, woodburning fireplace.

The expansive, wooden, waterfront deck, partially enclosed by clear panels, operates as another living space in the warmer months (with outdoor heaters in the winter, it’s just as idyllic). There’s space for lounge chairs, a firepit, and a large dining table. Steps lead directly down to the water. A hydraulic lift for a jet ski sits to the side. Additional storage for kayaks, bikes, firewood, and more is located under the carport and in the remodeled shed with a loft.

The deck continues around the side of the house, where large glass doors open from the living area. On the other side, a flagstone patio, surrounded by greenery, offers a built-in bench for chaise lounges. With plenty of peaceful, private areas indoors and out, everyone can find their slice of A-frame paradise.

Inside, the soaring ceilings of the great room enhance the space, a natural gathering spot with room for plush furnishings and a large dining table. Iconic PNW materials accentuate the design, including the wood-lined vaulted ceilings and wainscotting. The open kitchen features light-wood cabinets and the wide-plank oak flooring gives the entire first floor a modern-farmhouse appeal.

Two handsome bedrooms each are bathed in the natural light that streams in through large glass windows and doors. The primary bedroom enjoys radiant heat and has a mini split, jetted tub. The primary bath features a double vanity with contemporary bowl-style sinks. The second bedroom opens out to a balcony and features a loft atop a spiral staircase. There is a main laundry room with a Toto washlet, as well as a second laundry upstairs.

A bonus room upstairs is the perfect gathering spot for reading and quiet conversations, made even more comfy with its two-story stone fireplace.

Be a Friend to the Salmon

This stellar home not only enjoys an enviable perch directly on the Hood Canal, but it is intimately tied into the local marine habitats and the rich life within those waters. The property and its neighbor take part in the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group project each year, which supplies salmon eggs. The residents release between 75,000 and 100,000 chum salmon into the natural stream that runs between the two properties. After about a month of incubation, the salmon make their way out into the properties’ ponds to form schools and eventually on to the Hood Canal and Pacific. They’ll return to their spawning ground after four to five years to renew the life cycle.  As a food source to the region’s orcas, eagle, seals, and many other species, projects like this prove invaluable to our region.

Pending with multiple offers over list price.