Fairhaven Accessory Unit

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Architect: Armadillo Design Lab
Location: Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA
Photographer: Chris DiNottia


This stunning accessory building serves as a swanky brewshed, cozy guest space, covered outdoor seating and has heated storage space. It also lies in the the heart of the Fairhaven neighborhood.

Our clients wanted a utilitarian design with simple, durable,timeless materials. 

  • The siding is board and batten, tight knot cedar. 
  • The barn door is practical and secure. 
  • The floors are concrete, easy to clean and utilitarian. 



“Chuckanut Builders built a garage for us and it’s pretty much the jewel of our alley in Fairhaven. it’s hard to call it a garage but it is and it functions better than we expected . Working with them was a breeze. Over the year we got to know many of CBS and their own skill sets. They are honest, intuitive and skilled. We also came in on budget which is important. We have booked them for our next project which will be bigger and more complicated because we trust them to get it right.”