Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Trendy retreat situated on the San Juan Islands, Washington, designed by Heliotrope Architects.

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Description by Heliotrope Architects

Situated on a rocky, wind-swept south dealing with shoreline; this 1,600sf retreat residence nestles into the panorama in an effort to harmonize with it’s environment and reduce publicity to climate. Designed with retractable wall panels to guard from punishing winter storms, the home however opens up utterly to the outside when the climate is truthful — permitting the house owners to completely work together with the panorama and consider. The location is inside the San Juan Islands Nationwide Monument, with extraordinarily delicate shorelines and marine surroundings. In an effort to reduce impacts to pure techniques, a backyard roof was employed to switch panorama misplaced to development, and storm-water flows have been engineered to duplicate the pre-development situation. Native supplies (primarily douglas fir and western pink cedar) and native craftspeople have been utilized in all features of the venture.

Images by Sean Airhart

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