The 6000 SF of this residence is split amongst three building forms that are nestled into the hillside of San Juan Island in Washington state. Arranged to face the water with extraordinary views of Griffen Bay, the house is comprised of two forms: one has an open living/dining plan with a large open kitchen while the second contains the bedrooms and baths. Each room opens onto covered outdoor areas and/or large open decks that mediate between the house and the landscape, allowing for the casual indoor/outdoor living lifestyle that island life calls for and that the climate allows. A third building volume houses the studio, garage, and a guest or caretaker living area. The buildings’ end faces reference the local vernacular, yet the long facades provide a strong connection between the forested landscape on the entry side, and the protected Native American Camas fields that lead to the waters’ edge.

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main house - south elevation

main house - south terrace

main house - south terrace

main house - corner windows

main house - kitchen

main house - living dining area

main house - living area

main house - bedroom wing corridor

main house - patio door

main house - main entry

main house - patio door

guest house - south elevation

south elevation

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