The site’s natural beauty led to a design that blurs the distinction between indoor and outdoor space.
The 3,725 square foot house is arranged along a central corridor formed by the various parts. Each of these elements is sheathed in natural materials that reflect the setting. These materials—granite, cedar and stucco—run from the exterior to the interior to reinforce the inside/outside concept. There is a large outdoor terrace on the south side of the house partially sheltered by a roof that becomes the cover for the living room. The living room is then enclosed by a window wall that has large, moveable doors that connect it to the terrace and outside. In contrast, solid forms of granite and wood give a sense of enclosure and shelter.
Awards and Recognition:
Cottage and Cabin, Linda Leigh Paul, Universe, 2010
Residential Designs for the 21st Century: An International Collection, Casey C.M. Mathewson, Firefly Books Ltd. 2007
Dream Homes Pacific Northwest, Panache Partners, LLC, October
Mexico Design: Soluciones en Interiorismo, Numero Siete, Primavera 2007
The Travel Channel, Amazing Vacation Homes, February 2006, "Natural Getaways"
Island Living: Inland Retreats and Shoreside Havens, Linda Leigh Paul, Universe Publishing, 2005
Seattle Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, July-August 2005, "Rainbow Connection: A Blended Family Bonds with Nature at Their Lopez Island Retreat" by Fred Albert. Cover and pages 64-69. Photography by Steve Keating.
Category: Modern Indoor/Outdoor House Design Lopez Island, WA