Sweeping views and natural light
Located on Cannon Island and accessible by car, Stone Lantern House is a secluded waterfront property nestled on its own private beach. Surrounded by Sitka spruce trees and tucked into a natural rock outcropping with a large wrap around deck and stunning views of Mt. Edgecumbe, you will be immersed in the beauty of the natural landscape.
Unwind in the "tea room”— a meditation space with a tatami mat floor, and prepare a meal in the full-sized kitchen while gazing across the shoreline. With floor-length sliding glass doors and large seamless windows, take in the sweeping views and natural light each day.
The House Story
Designed with pure intentionality
Cyndy and Keith Gibson’s vision for Stone Lantern House was a home that celebrated the natural beauty of the rocks, trees, and surrounding ocean. They knew they would need the help of the right partner to bring their dream of this unique and one-of-a-kind property to life.
The couple chose MRV Architects of Juneau. Owner Paul Voelckers is a nature lover, a runner, and more importantly, an artist himself. After meeting the Gibsons and touring the site, Paul made a list of things that Keith and Cyndy outlined for their vision. A few months later they received preliminary sketches from architects at the firm, and Spencer Stekoll’s design stood out. Then the true collaboration began.
As Spencer began drafting plans for the house, Cyndy insisted that he fly to Sitka to get a better sense of the site. He spent the day crawling around the boulders that would become a defining feature of the house. “The terrain is really designing the house,” he said. And Cyndy knew they were on the right track.
"Most architects work their entire lives without the opportunity to design on such an amazing site. I feel fortunate to have had everything align as it did in such a positive and productive manner,” Spencer said.