A Ground Breaking Ceremony on January 11, 2019 launched the construction phase of our project. Campbell Construction supported our dream to become reality, creating a single, 6 storey condo-style apartment building set into the slope of the site.
An attractive range of compact, energy-efficient homes were built, with every unit enjoying stunning views of the sea and some also with views to the Olympia Mountains.
Harry and Sissel Hammer, former owners of the property, are members of the West Wind Harbour group. The existing house, now known as “Huset,” (Norwegian for “house”) provides about 3,000 of the approximately 7,000 sq ft of common amenity space. Huset now provides: guest rooms, office, library, a dining room for private family dinners, patio areas for gatherings around the fire, and more.
The newly constructed common areas include a large kitchen and dining area for shared meals, a lounge, workshop, exercise room, and plenty of storage space for bicycles and personal equipment.
There is a large deck that is accessed from the common dining area, as well as a spectacular roof top patio.
L-shaped and set close to the water, but above the setbacks necessary for safety, the building is sited to maximize water views from every unit.
The members have reached some fundamental agreements:
- Two pets per household are welcome
- The entire property is non-smoking
- This is a homeowner community in which rentals are allowed within guidelines.
Regular meetings each month provide opportunities for members to participate in the legal, financial, and community aspects of the community.
Social occasions like potlucks, walks, and outings are important, too, deepening members’ connections with each other while having fun. During Covid times, we are still managing to have fun while keeping to all recommended health guidelines.
West Wind Harbour has a Built Green Gold Certification.