Striking shelter of wood, concrete and glass captures views over Puget Sound

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Boasting views over Puget Sound, this striking contemporary home by Coates Design Seattle Architects is located on Bainbridge Island, an island in Kitsap County, Washington. From the outside, this 2,900 square foot home is an anonymous, almost austere, monumental facade anchored deeply into the hillside on a waterfront property. Upon entering, it becomes clear that an entirely […]

Extraordinary pavilion house soaks in its forested landscape in Washington

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Surrounded by a heavily wooded site, this extraordinary contemporary pavilion house has been designed by Baylis Architects, set in the Grand Ridge Neighborhood of Issaquah Highlands. Issaquah Highlands is a planned community and mixed-use neighborhood in Issaquah, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. Encompassing 5,500 square feet of sumptuous living space, the architects worked hard to preserve […]

Converted barn house offers idyllic getaway in foothills of East Cascades

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MW|Works Architecture+Design is responsible for this beautiful converted barn house project, located in the eastern foothills of the Cascades, Washington. The scope of the project entailed the conversion of a turn of the century working barn into a spacious 3,875 square foot, three-bedroom retreat from the city. The building was restored with the intention of creating […]

Historic coastal cabin provides a charming retreat on Maury Island

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A former shipbuilder’s cabin has been completely transformed by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, located on Maury Island, in Washington’s Puget Sound. The history of Maury Island is that it was originally connected during low tide to the more popular Vashon Island. In 1913, local homeowners constructed an isthmus to provide more convenient access between the two 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 […]

Modern renovation of a Seattle home maximizing indoor-outdoor living

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Architecture studio Coates Design is responsible for the modern renovation of this outstanding two-story home located in Seattle, Washington. This spec home was already under construction with the goal of customizing the existing floor plans to better match the owner’s needs. The project team was tasked with alterations to the interior and adding exterior detailing, working […]