Orcas Island Retreat

The aesthetic appeal of a large rock outcropping overlooking Puget Sound serves as the focal point for the design of this island home. The kitchen, dining room and living room, enclosed in a glass-walled pavilion, abut the rock terrace. An outdoor fireplace compliments the outcropping's natural beauty. The house bridges a small ravine to connect to a bedroom pavilion, which overlooks a private cove. The bridge contains the owner's study and provides well-lit cover for the front entry. The three gabled pavilions fit serenely on the dramatic shoreline and help to define the surrounding outdoor spaces, at the same time providing a strong sense of shelter for activities within the home.