Situated delicately on the banks of Hood Canal, this serene property features panoramic views of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains. Aptly named, Journey’s End, it commemorates the peaceful contentment that is felt standing on the almost 2000 square feet of Ipea decking, while the rest of the world fades away.
Journey’s End is a labor of love that stands as a testament to a lifetime of dedication, hard work, and the challenge of creating something that is truly exceptional. Constructed with Engelman Spruce trees in British Columbia, disassembled, and shipped to its resting place with more than 300 yards of concrete in its foundation walls.
Despite the magnificence of the house, the design was meticulously constructed proportionally in size to retain a close intimacy felt throughout the house–allowing the luxury and grandeur to converge with a tranquil coziness. This level of comfort is accompanied by radiant heat that flows beneath every floor, including the garage.
The intimate details of Journey’s End were created with such thoughtful sentiment reserved for true craftsmanship. One of many examples is the handmade compass inlay that sits true north and situated at the main entrance with six different hardwoods, from each of the six continents with living trees.
The great room, a soaring sanctuary with 38-foot ceilings, celebrates light and oceanic vistas through glass clerestory windows. It's there that sits one of two massive woodburning fireplaces made from river rock hauled from the Columbia River. The adjacent chef's kitchen was constructed with solid cherry cabinets, granite countertops, a gas cooktop, and two updated ovens complete with a warming drawer, and a walk-in pantry. A perfect space for intimate gatherings or expansive entertaining.
The primary suite with 26-feet high ceilings offers a log decagon with matching, hand-laid, wood floors. The space is a haven of privacy, echoing the desire for comfort and seclusion. The second and third levels include junior primary suites with 26-foot ceilings, private exterior decks, and a recent remodel in both junior suite bathrooms, and the guest room is adorned with solid cherry, full-size, bunk beds and coffered ceilings.
Additional unique features include a media room with stadium seating, twin 450-gallon saltwater aquariums that lend an aquatic symphony to the grandeur, defining kitchen and great room alike, a game room complete with a bar set-up, and 432 square foot gym with Sapele coffered ceilings and trim from West Africa.
The house sits on a two-car garage with built-in cabinets for storage. Additionally, the 4,000 square feet shop outbuilding space, contains an office, garden room, machine/wood shop, storage room, and tool room that can hold up to six cars or nine with lifts. Technical aspects include 50 AMP circuits in the main shop for big equipment.
To accommodate the magnificence of the cabin's outward appearance, the property is secured with a gate made from a handmade wrought iron railing. The expansive outdoor design includes an expansive al fresco dining area with a built-in smoker and artisan-crafted wood-fire grill. Enjoy the breathtaking Olympic Mountain sunsets from the hot tub, and experience true nature with a working river water feature built into the waterfront bank.
Head to the beach by way of a securely constructed staircase and discover oysters, Dungeness crabs, clams, and shrimp from Hood Canal. The waterfront property has mooring rights and is only a quarter mile from a boat launch with Marinas in Seabeck and Pleasant Harbor.
Experience Journey’s End, a luxurious haven that seamlessly marries sophistication with the rustic charm of the great outdoors.