San Juan Islands

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 […]

Modern shelter provides idyllic getaway on the San Juan Islands

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This fascinating modern retreat was designed by Seattle-based architects Olson Kundig in collaboration with Geremia Design, located on Washington’s San Juan Islands. Nestled in idyllic False Bay, this home features an open layout with floor-to-ceiling windows framing picturesque views of Haro Strait and the Olympic Mountains. The home was designed to accomodate the owner’s active […]

Tiny modern cabin features glass walls on the San Juan Islands

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This tiny modern cabin of just 500 square feet was designed by Olson Kundig Architects, located on False Bay, San Juan Islands in northwest Washington State. The cottage serves as a private writer’s retreat and guest cottage. The owners requested to have a space that would feel totally connected to the natural landscape, which would enable them […]

Waterfront retreat built for entertaining on the San Juan Islands

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An intimately designed retreat lies nestled in a dense, wooded shoreline site, the imagination of Olson Kundig Architects, located on the San Juan Islands, Washington. The 1,700 square foot home was designed as a place for family and friends to enjoy throughout the year, but especially during the warmer summer months. The most important goal […]

Imposing Sunset Point Residence on San Juan Island

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Sunset Point Residence is a stunning contemporary property designed by David Vandervort Architects, perched on the shoreline of San Juan Island, Washington. This 2,365 square foot home looks northwest over Sunset Bay, Haro Strait, and occasional whales passing by.  In order to utilize this small, medium bank waterfront property to best advantage, the home was designed […]