Heron Cove Cottage
The intimate bed & breakfast North Shore Cottages are located on the north shore of Orcas Island overlooking the Puget Sound. Hubbell & Hubbell designed the Deer Cove Cottage (now called Heron Cove) to nestle into an old-growth cedar grove with a copper roof and chimney that echo the graceful sweep of the cedar branches. Hubbell & Hubbell blur the distinction between art and architecture by incorporating stained glass, mosaic tile, and hand forged wrought iron railings into the building while their use of native woods and stone in the design integrates the structure with its natural surroundings.
“Heron Cove Cottage is an unabashedly luxurious cottage. It is filled with light, art, music and magic. The round, two-story building, designed (sculpted is rather more appropriate!) by renowned architect-artist James Hubbell, has become a showcase for the talent and skill of many Island builders and artisans. There are stained glass windows, metal sculpture work, ceramic mosaics, and mixed-media artwork (all done by local craftsmen) that function as fireplaces, wall sconces, railings and lights throughout this jewel-box of a cottage.” ~ North Shore Cottages website.