Featured Home Designed for Summer Entertaining

San Juan Passage has gained a reputation for its island lifestyle and maritime vistas. “This coastal setting and proximity to Seattle, the San Juan Islands and Cascade Mountains spoke to us,” says Bob Gilbane, the chairman of Gilbane Development Company, which is creating San Juan Passage. “We knew that our passion for building traditional-style homes built ship-tight from high-quality, sustainable materials would work here. Our chief goal has been to enrich the experience of this wonderful site.

 

Echo Bay floor plan designed for water-view lots

The Echo Bay design was created specifically for a series of water-view lots located on the northwestern perimeter of the community. Its views of Guemes and Bellingham channels are a chance to see private and commercial vessels, plus seabirds and migrations of seals, dolphins and orca whales. The 3,080-square-foot Echo Bay home features three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. A service elevator leads from Cutter Drive to the home’s main living area. A street-level two-car garage and shop area tuck under the home. The main level…..

Coastal-cottage designs on display this weekend

Two coastal-cottage designs —the Gull and the Beach House—are on display this weekend at San Juan Passage, a seaside community located 2 miles from downtown Anacortes. “While these new homes sparkle with the charm and architectural detail of a Nantucket harbor house, they also embrace the modern tones, exquisite materials and tailored look that you might find in an urban row home,” says Sandi Davidson, the sales director at San Juan Passage. “In a nutshell, this is not your grandfather’s beach cabin.” ……

Builder has history of creating coastal communities

Kathleen Clarke, the former director of sales at San Juan Passage, says visitors will instantly feel and appreciate the attention to detail that builders used when creating the award-winning community. “A few years back, during the initial planning and permitting phase of the project, my husband and I made a trip to Wickford Point— another coastal community south of Providence, R.I., that was designed and built by Gilbane (Development Company, the builder at San Juan Passage). It was amazing how the homes accentuated the warm and friendly nature of the town…..

Program allows buyers to select homes’ finishes

As part of the final phase, San Juan Passage has introduced the Buyer Selects incentive for its Seacoast Classic homes. “New-home clients can choose the exact finishes they want and move into their personalized home within approximately 60 days,” Gilbane says. Homes in the Seacoast Classics collection range in size from 1,300 to 2,100 square feet. The homes are designed with high-pitched roofs, exposed rafter tails and oversize porches to capture the essence of coastal living, Gilbane says. “These are warm……

Home blends Northwest design, Nantucket charm

“The Cap Sante home is located on a manicured corner lot at the heart of the community. The look and presence of this new home rivals some of the striking residences that you might find perched along the eastern seaboard.” Gilbane says a blend of Nantucket charm and Northwest influences has become a signature appeal of San Juan Passage. “We are constantly hearing that the architecture presented is refreshingly honest and richly inspiring,” he says. “This—along with the spectacular water views and natural surroundings that we showcase……\

Featured Home Designed for Summer Entertaining

San Juan Passage has gained a reputation for its island lifestyle and maritime vistas. “This coastal setting and proximity to Seattle, the San Juan Islands and Cascade Mountains spoke to us,” says Bob Gilbane, the chairman of Gilbane Development Company, which is creating San Juan Passage. “We knew that our passion for building traditional-style homes built ship-tight from high-quality, sustainable materials would work here. Our chief goal has been to enrich the experience of this wonderful site. San Juan Passage is…..