Locaton: Freeland, WA
Living Area: 2,132 sq ft
Overlooking the majestic Cascade Mountains to the East, as well as Puget Sound, this home’s beauty is complimented by its surroundings. This 2,000 square foot residence is located in Freeland, WA near Holmes Harbor, on Whidbey Island.
Inspired by the endless charm of Tudor cottages, the Rivera-Petrotta Residence was designed to capture the timeless character of old England. While the exterior appeal offers a historic theme, the efficient interior floor plan allows modern day living at its finest.
Built to rival Old English quality, the materials and finishes in the Rivera-Petrotta home were selected for durability. With massive strap hinges straight from England, the elegant 8’ mahogany entry door stands guard over the front porch, while the cultured stone exterior elements give a feeling of stability.
The level of interior detail is outstanding. The kitchen is decked with ornate alder cabinets, granite countertops, and high end appliances. Every room in the house is graced with intricate crown molding and stately baseboard trims. The Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors warm the interior and offer a durable surface for everyday living.
The centerpiece of the Living room is a cast stone fireplace surround in true Tudor design Manufactured by a company specializing in historic reproductions, the fireplace sets an interior theme for the entire main floor. The master bath is complete with marble tile tub deck and frameless glass shower enclosure.
While the Rivera-Petrotta home is packed with history and charm, great attention was given to high efficiency heating and environmentally sound energy consumption. The heat pump, with back up LP furnace, offers the owner efficient heating/cooling options in all seasons. The tankless hot water systems, high quality vinyl windows, hardiplank siding, mechanically vented crawlspace, and tight building envelope, all offer the benefits of Built Green practices.
Not many homes these days are built to this level of quality, appeal, and efficiency. The Rivera-Petrotta residence sets a high standard, and does so in a quiet, English countryside sort of way. It serves as a good example of how bigger isn’t always better.