Volumetric Contemporary House Overlooking The Coast of San Juan Island
Prentiss Architects studio has defined this volumetric and cozy contemporary dwelling, located on a ridge on San Juan Island. Two volumes compose the main residence. There is another additional structure, used as an office, studio and a garage. The house was envisioned as a home for a couple and it faced a few construction problems, due to the raw terrain. The house overlooks the coast of San Juan Island, offering stunning views and overall, an incredible living experience.
The cliffside house keeps a compact look, bringing together horizontal tiles of concrete and wood. The several small terraces and exterior spaces aim to create a more airy inhabitable living space characterised by transparence and freedom. Floor-to-ceiling windows enable this seamless transition between the environments and a small Japanese garden completes the site. Due to the isolated location, nearby the woods and overlooking the coast of San Juan island, the residence is a simple contemporary house, peaceful oasis, ideal for a couple that seeks to live in harmony, away from the busy-crowded cities.