“I went to Suncadia and I fell in love.”
Who knew that a weekend trip would result in a lifelong devotion to an area and a calling to share in the magic he discovered?
Suncadia is only about 80 miles along Interstate 90 from Seattle, on the sunny side of the Cascade Mountains, but it captivated Drew Bauer with its natural beauty, amenities, and activities.
In 2013, Bauer visited Suncadia for a weekend with his wife and some friends, stayed in a penthouse unit in The Lodge and admitted “We were in awe.”
Already an accomplished kitchen and bathroom remodeler — he’s the CEO of Eastside Kitchen & Bath — Drew imagined building a second home here and told his father, Pete, about it. Pete, a gifted and skilled homebuilder in his own right, having built hundreds of homes and condominiums in the Seattle area, saw nothing but upside. “As soon as we started looking, I saw this is a good opportunity to build homes that really excite us,” Pete said. “I’d like to have a retirement home here.”
That desire helped drive them to create Bauer Custom Homes in 2017, dedicated to building individualized homes that match the area’s beauty with the desire to get away from the big city. They started slowly, building one house that first year. This year, they will start their 10th home.
In just four years, Bauer Custom Homes has been named one of only 12 featured builders who get to work with these discerning clients as they design and build their dream homes.