A beautiful one-of-a-kind contemporary home ideal for that special intimate getaway. This island jewel is nestled on five pristine pastoral acres on the south end of Lopez with panoramic views to the west of MacKaye Harbor and Salmon point. Built by renowned Seattle glass artist, James Nowak in 2008, designed by the creative architectural team of Adams, Mohler and Ghillino, and constructed by Steve Winder Construction.
Lopez Island rentals don’t come any more unique than Nowak House. This 900-square-foot home is clean, artistic, and deliciously inviting just like the island itself. The fourteen custom wall sconces with matching overhead ceiling fixture gives you the feel of a room filled with candles but the light is actually coming from small LED lights within the candle globes. The living room floor features a 9×12 terrazzo insert to the cement floors filled with Mr. Nowak’s blown pieces. The fir plank that is the eating counter and the beautiful fir stairway to the sleeping loft is all locally-milled (by hand) Douglas Fir. The bathroom tiles are each handmade in Italy and all the furniture that is found throughout is simple in design, elegant, classic, and of course comfortable.
**At the beginning of 2018, the owners installed solar panels to supplement the electricity derived from the grid. This is consistent with an environmentally/socially responsible mindset that will continue to be reflected in other ways, as well, at the Nowak House.