Rustic Captain Whidbey Inn Revitalized by Two Brothers

Mike and Matt French are two brothers who with the help of their very capable friends brought back to life a rustic Captain Whidbey Inn in coastal Washington. Brothers have previously succeeded with their amazing hotel project Pioneertown Motel in California and used it as a boost for their careers. Everything was done with the help of local designers to complete furniture for the inn, custom upholstery, lights, and decorations. There’s a restaurant, a tavern, a library, an outdoor patio, and a garden. The dock is access for boats; part of site’s private lagoon on Penn Cove. Eric Cheong is the third man next to the brothers as the main architect. The property was built in 1907 on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound; two hours north of Seattle. A six-acre (3.5-hectare) waterfront site surrounded by fir trees, contains 30 rooms; a lodge with four detached cabins. Trio aimed to bring new life to the historic site yet keep its original integrity and idiosyncrasy. “Shared bathrooms, creaky floorboards and the occasional glass clinking from the tavern below,” stayed the same as the trio explained.

Built in 1907 on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound

Transformation of rustic Captain Whidbey Inn by borthers Mike and Matt French and their friend architect Eric Cheong

Gently updated with a new Scandinavian feel

Together with a help of local designers they were able to revitalize this historic place

Original, large fireplace clad in dark stones and rocks found nearby

A six-acre (3.5-hectare) waterfront site surrounded by fir trees, contains 30 rooms

“Shared bathrooms, creaky floorboards and the occasional glass clinking from the tavern below,” stayed the same

via [dezeen] – All photos by: Alexander Ribar