Shortcake Lane Spec House
West Coast Homes has been building custom homes for years, but with the availablity of new lots popping up in east Lynden we decided to make one of our long term plans come to fruition by building a spec house, something we've never done before!
Our first spec house, which we lovingly call 'Shortcake' because of it's location on Shortcake Lane in Berryland Estates, is a two story, four bedroom and two and a half bath home. It is designed by Mark Ouellette, one of our favorite achitects who we've worked with previously on many custom homes. The project was completed under project manager and interior designer Laura Faber's watchful eye.
"The simple yet incredibly functional layout of this house is what sets it apart," says Laura. "It is bright and open, which is great for entertaining, but it also provides a busy family with enough closed storage spaces to keep things organized and clutter-free."
Nine foot ceilings on the main floor of the home add to the airy feeling, and a spacious laundry room, kitchen and great room give the home a roomy, relaxed atmosphere. A covered patio off the kitchen is a great place to dine and entertain during the warmer, and sometimes wet, months of the year. The spacious utility room is located next to the two car garage and is big enough to provide a galley style laundry and office area, as well as a separate nook for storing coats and shoes.
The garage is built extra wide to provide ample room for a work bench and shelving units. Above the garage is an additional fully finished storage room or playroom, which can be accessed from one of the upstairs bedrooms.