The L-shape residence stands on a rocky forest site – the owner is an artist who has fulfilled a lifelong dream with it. The "Eagle Ridge Residence" is located on Orcas Island in the US state of Washington and was designed by architect Gary Gladwish.
The client wanted a plain, open building that referenced the surrounding terrain and the location, offering views out over the island, the bay, the forest and the house, such that these are constantly present within the house itself. Large walls of glass and swinging doors mean there are no thresholds between outside and inside. The ceiling lights ensure additional daylight enters the living area. The open fireplaces inside and on the patio create a pleasant mood and forge additional links to nature.
The façade, a combination of corroded metal cladding with weathered wooden planks such as one expects to find on old barns contrast sharply with the high-grade interior. The residence combines spacious living and dining areas with an adjacent art studio and storage space, both of which have consciously been left undesigned.
Private residence on Orcas Island by Gary Gladwish Architecture
25 November 2011
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Custom windows and doors: Dynamic Windows and Doors - www.dynamicwindows.com
Sofa: Custom by Ecobalanza - www.ecobalanza.com
In the bath room - Bathtub: Duravit Stark; Toilets: Duravit Stark 3; Master Lavatory: Duravit #031653; Shower: Grohe Atrio
Cooktop: Thermadorr - www.thermador.com
Wood siding: Reclaimed barn wood
Steel Siding: Western rib - www.cortenroofing.com
"Eagle Ridge Residence" on Orcas Island by Gary Gladwish Architecture | All photos © Will Austin
Chair: Saarinen Womb Chair by Knoll
Concrete floor: Westlake Concrete
Skylights: Velux (Crystalite); Fireplace: Montigo - www.montigo.com
Dining table: design by the architect; chairs by Vitra; barstool: lapalma
Standard windows: Anderson 100 series - www.andersenwindows.com
Kitchen counters: Silestone - www.silestone.com