This 2000 SF retreat in Washington’s San Juan Islands is carefully sited to preserve the natural landscape. The design reinterprets the "summer camp" in a modern way, complete with sleeping pavilions, a great room, and covered porches – inspired by the platform tents and national park lodges of the last century. A 60’ long, glass and timber-framed porch gives order to the site and connects the three pavilions, positioned at angles to orient them towards specific views and landscape features. Details are refined and expressive– built-in benches wrap the perimeter of the porch; window glazing extends up to the underside of the flat roofs; corners are cantilevered to float like the branches of the trees in the surrounding forest.
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Cabin on Orcas Island by David Coleman Architecture.
“Exposed beam w/ t and g” — nickvele
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“Separate the office from living with barn sliders” — Studio Boise, LLC
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“Fireplace” — jasonment
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“Upstairs sitting/play area” — koppel5
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“Floor” — czharrah
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“hall/door to porch” — lieke58
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“Like the skylight around the chimney” — malcone123
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“island” — Kurt Cyr
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