Lopez Island Residence

This 1800 sf home is located on a heavily wooded, waterfront property on Lopez Island. The house is carefully sited amidst the trees and the land form which slopes up to the bank and view. Connections to the outdoors and other site features informed the arrangement of space and form. The angle of the living wing corresponds to the bank and creates an embraced outdoor deck area. The house reaches out to the southeast path to the beach, to the gardens further to the east and most importantly to the west views of the water. The structure comprises the main house with an isolated upper level master and the studio which houses his and hers art spaces. There are Asian influences to the house, particularly in the entry process. The house forms are simple, derived from the site relationships and the materials are honest and enlivening – hard-soft, warm-cool.