Project: Seaview Escape
Architects: Coates Design Seattle Architects
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Area: 2,800 sf
Photographs by: Lara Swimmer
Seaview Escape by Coates Design Architects
Coates Design Seattle Architects are not new to our collection of featured projects. Not that long ago, we’ve showcased their Island Retreat Home project in Washington as well as a few other amazing projects. This time, they’re back in the spotlight with the Seaview Escape residence located on Bainbridge Island in Washington. It is a 2,800 square foot home that is designed with an open-concept living in mind and a strong connection to the outdoors.
This shoreline home is a 2800 square foot, 2-bedroom Pacific Northwest-style house anchored into a steep-sloped site. There is an open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area that opens directly to the outdoors with a corner bi-fold door system. A stone mass wall divides the public and private spaces of the house while enclosing the stairs, support areas, and powder room. There are many nature-inspired elements in this home such as pendant light fixtures in the kitchen that are reminiscent of shells and wood-grained tile in the master bath.
The hillside waterfront property has been in the clients’ family since the 1950s. The existing site topography was maintained to minimize earth disturbance on the steep slope and the new home was built on the existing footprint. The home includes a material palette of stone, concrete, wood, and metal and features a cantilevered green roof.