Orcas Island

Idyllic coastal getaway with sustainable features nestled on Orcas Island

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Heliotrope Architects have designed the North Beach Residence, a coastal getaway on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, off the Washington coast. This 2,400-square-foot family retreat is set on a northwesterly oriented beach, facing the Strait of Georgia to provide incredible views. The property includes second-growth Douglas firs, a beech grove and a grassy meadow […]

Idyllic modern shelter for family getaways on wind-swept Orcas Island

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This modern jewel-box home is designed by Heliotrope Architects in collaboration with Ore Studios, located on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, Washington. Nestled carefully a rocky, wind-swept shoreline; this 1,600 square foot family retreat harmonizes with the surrounding landscape while minimizing weather exposure. The main living spaces connect to the landscape […]

Dreamy Orcas Island retreat set atop a bluff with coastal views

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This amazing retreat with transitional style interiors was designed by Seattle-based Peter Stoner Architects, located on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, Washington. Set right at the water’s edge high atop a bluff, this two-story home showcases stunning water views. It’s secluded private location lends to offering the home’s inhabitants the perfect space […]

Timeworn beach cabin maximizes water views on Orcas Island

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The renovation of an existing 1920’s beach cabin was carried out by Rocky Rochon Design and architect Stephen Sullivan, located on Orcas Island, Washington. The project includes a complete demolition of the interiors of the home, preserving the stone fireplace in the living room and the blue tiled bathroom. The cabin consists of 1,200 square feet of living […]

Fascinating waterfront retreat on picturesque Orcas Island

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Bunny Lane Residence is a contemporary waterfront retreat designed by Heliotrope Architects, located on the picturesque Orcas Island, Washington. The property has been in the homeowners family for over 40 years and was enjoyed as a family vacation spot in a much smaller, more rustic cabin that originally took up residence on the site. When the homeowner […]

Contemporary prefabricated home on Orcas Island by FabCab

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The Orcas Island Home is a contemporary prefab home design with 1,828 square feet of living space by FabCab, located on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, Washington. This two bedroom, two bathroom + den home home showcases major curb appeal with a reverse shed extension over the front door. The architects build eco-friendly […]

Beautiful Eagle Ridge Residence on Orcas Island

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This spectacular property called “Eagle Ridge Residence” captures an earthy feel while still maintaining flawless design which is simple and chic. An elegant and unique home on Orcas Island in Washington State, designed by Gary Gladwish Architecture, nature seems to interact with the building both inside and outside. From the architects: “54 years ago she […]

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