River’s Edge


Zen Oasis

Your needs are paramount to us. At Haven, we know what it means to have the perfect property, but a less-than-perfect building that needs major renovation. We can make it happen, giving you the peaceful setting you desire.

An abandoned split-level house above the Nooksack River was completely gutted for this remodel. The layout of the basement stayed as it was while the kitchen, dining, and living spaces on the main floor were given an open feel with the revision of the roof, creating a more open space and bringing in plenty of natural light. The home appears firmly grounded in its site and the layout of the spaces was guided by principles of Feng Shui, a core value of the client. Floating entry stairs lead to a covered front porch that includes a new large entry door.

Features: New master suite • Covered deck • Reuse of original materials • 2,300 sq. ft.

Total remodel Before

Before Remodel

Total remodel After

After Remodel


Construction: by owner    Photography: Jim W. Smith