Orcas Island Retreat is a bohemian looking residence envisioned by Heliotrope Architects and located in Washington, USA. The project was driven by the clients’ need to inhabit a timeless retreat perfectly embedded in the landscape of an island they have been visiting regularly for over 40 years. With these prerequisites, the design solution ‘”integrates a contemporary open-plan residential program within a building form reminiscent of a typical island farm structure – a barn with a lean-to“, explained the architects.

A lovely wooden terrace guides the way towards the open plan kitchen and living space. Floor to ceiling windows ensure an optimum connectivity with the outdoors. The gable-roof structure accommodates the bedrooms, bathrooms and utility spaces. While the rooms of the shed-like volume are defined by extensive use of wood, white plaster sets the tone when it comes to the interiors in the neighboring building.