FabCab featured in Seattle Times

Vashon FabCab Retreat
We’re pretty tickled about this! The Sunday Seattle Times published a four-page article in Pacific NW Magazine about one of our TimberCab homes on Vashon Island.

This custom designed home includes a bump-out screened porch with a fireplace and our marquee wall of windows. The family — which happens to include a zoologist — spends time hanging out, taking in the natural views and watching the island wildlife wander by.

The floors are polished concrete floors with radiant heat and controls that can be managed from anywhere on an iPhone. The structural insulated panels (SIPs), together with the energy-efficient windows, earned the home three stars from Built Green, an environmental building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish counties.


The Butterfly House

Nestled in the woods on the edge of the bluff above Quartermaster Harbor, the Butterfly House on Vashon Island has been a long time in the making. Although the clients have owned this 9 acre undeveloped lot for a few years, they were having difficulty finding an affordable house design they loved. They learned about FabCab through friends, and they decided to have FabCab design a custom home for them.

The Butterfly House combines FabCab’s timberframe and SIPs structural system with a floor plan unique to the client’s needs, with a separate bedroom wing, flexible space to accommodate guests, and open living spaces that blur the line between indoors and out. A large screened porch assures maximum enjoyment outside, even when bug season is at its peak!

The Butterfly House is about to be submitted for a construction permit, with construction slated to begin this coming spring.

“The aesthetics of FabCab with its really modern look and exposed timberframe construction really resonated with us. My husband and I both loved it immediately. We were suddenly very excited about the possibility of having found an affordable and beautiful home for our property. Evermore thanks to Emory and Chelsea and all the others who are literally making this long standing dream of ours come to fruition.” – Sara and Jed