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This pavilion style home celebrates the outdoors on Bainbridge Island

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Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects has designed this 1,810-square-foot pavilion-style home located on Bainbridge Island, Washington. This home was shaped by the site – an open meadow surrounded by mature evergreen trees. The structure is tucked up to the northern edge of the meadow allowing maximum southern light to the pavilion-style main living space.

A new drive is woven through the mature trees along the western edge, obscuring the home and meadow from guests until they arrive at the entry area. Indoor-outdoor living has been maximized throughout this two-bedroom, and two-bathroom home. Continue below to see the rest of the tour…

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects BUILDER Hobbs Home Building LANDSCAPE DESIGN Allworth DesignOctavia Chambliss

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The homeowner’s landscape expertise, coupled with a close collaboration with a landscape architect and garden designer, was used to create a verdant landscape that weaves around the house, integrating it into the existing landscaping and creating a dynamic interior court space.

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Patterning is used in the entry walk, defined by a series of water jet cut metal panels, creating a private interior court for the outdoor shower and sauna. The geometric pattern in the entry panels, derived by abstracting the project’s namesake flower ‘wake robin,’ varies in opacity along the path as the spaces dictate – opening up to the lush interior court and becoming more opaque in the outdoor shower area.

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A single tapered roof ties together the residence, carriage house, and sauna creating a generous covered entry promenade.

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The house is defined by a back bar that houses the owner’s bedroom suite, studio, and utilities and a glassy, pavilion-style living space that opens to the meadow on three sides. The roof extends around this space, covering extensive outdoor patios.

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The linear concrete patios feather into the surrounding landscape with interspersed plantings and are continued in the main living space flooring. This unifying linear pattern is also used in the wood ceiling with a series of thin LED fixtures that extend indoors and out.

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What We Love: This pavilion style home provides its occupants with a wonderful indoor-outdoor living experience thanks to large walls of glazing. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, living in this home would encourage one to want to spend time in the great outdoors. The project team did a fabulous job of enhancing the surrounding beauty and providing places to experience it, such as the covered patio and outdoor shower, and sauna.

Tell Us: What details do you find most appealing in the design of this home? If this were your residence, would you design anything differently? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Check out a couple of other fantastic home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Washington: This beautiful Washington home remodel embodies warmth and character and Net-zero cabin provides an urban refuge that communes with nature.

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Above: The pattern that was used in the entry walk reappears on the bedroom headboard.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Andrew Pogue

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