Port Angeles Washington is known for beautiful scenery and diverse outdoor activities to enjoy. There is a magnificent green built home here that allows the owner to enjoy this unmatched natural beauty anytime they wish.
If you haven't been to Port Angeles you should go. It is a quaint "seaside" city on the northern shore of the Olympic Peninsula with the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north and the thick green evergreens of the Olympic National Forest on the South. The downtown area of Port Angeles offers many great restaurants and eateries, unique shops, yearly festivals, intriguing art scene, and public spots to enjoy views of activity on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island just across the water. Adventure out into nature and find numerous hiking and biking trails including the famous Hurricane Ridge. Take a kayak ride and see a vast array of local wildlife including bald eagles, seals, an occasional whale, and more. Check out amazing Lake Crescent and enjoy fine dining in the elegantly rustic Lake Crescent Lodge. Get on a ferry and take a quick peaceful ride to Victoria B.C. and other neighboring Puget Sound Islands.
Port Angeles' first green built home sits on five acres of high bank waterfront overlooking Freshwater Bay. The home is a piece of art collaborated and designed by local artist Anna Wiancko-Chasman and superior Port Angeles contractor Dave Bukovnik. Anna has had a love for art and nature since she was a young child. Anna has worked with clay, mixed media, and found objects to create masterpieces for nearly four decades. The idea for the home came when Anna and her husband local musician Paul Chasman were hiking the nearby Sol Duc trail and instantly fell in love with the most beautiful sights they had ever seen. The home is like a piece of Anna's artwork every fixture has been carefully chosen for its beauty and earth friendly materials from the hand thrown clay sinks and hand blown glass light fixtures, to the rock and driftwood mosaic walls. There is an earthy and elegant luxury in every corner it is almost hard to believe the home is built green.
This home is not only built green but also certified as a four star built green home the first green home in Port Angeles. The main power grid is fed by solar panels on the roof bringing huge savings on energy bills. A 1500-gallon catchment tank located underneath the home collects rainwater runoff from the roof. The exterior siding may give the look of cedar plank but it is actually low maintenance concrete. All the wood used in the home is from fallen trees and reclaimed pieces treated with non-toxic finish. The walls have Earth Clay texture. There is an airlock between the garage and main living area to keep the home free of fumes. Flooring upstairs is cork and the downstairs kitchen and bathrooms have Marmoleum. These materials allow for the homeowner to blend in with their surroundings without the worry of harmful toxins.
The impressive trademarks of this home do not stop at its eco- friendliness. Nearly every window has a water view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca allowing for views of passing ships, sea animals, and soaring eagles. Entertaining in this home is easy and comfortable with an open layout of the kitchen, living room, and dining area. There is a covered porch out back, patio, hot tub, and deck near the bank for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment. Fruit trees and vegetables grow in abundance from raised flowerbeds and the green house. The pond near the entry welcomes you and your guests with two streams, babbling waterfalls, koi, and bathing songbirds. There is also a private guesthouse as well as an art studio with 3/4 bath. Take the scenic wooded trail with waterfall down to a private beach and enjoy the serene beach shores of Freshwater Bay a perfect place to peacefully beach comb or take a kayak ride on calm waters. The features of this 4 bedroom 2 bathroom 3584 square foot home are seemingly endless.