Island House
Anderson Island, WA
status: permitting

A long timber structure bends around the edge of a meadow and opens to views of Nisqually Reach, drawing visitors down the trail.  The plan consists of three volumes unified by the horizontals of deck and roof, allowing for guests and the owners to be protected as they inhabit the edge of this coastal meadow in sunny and rainy seasons. Gaps at the two “knuckles” provide thresholds between forest and meadow that can be open or closed depending  on the season.  The building bends around the site to align to specific views through the trees, and the sea beyond. A palette of gray-stained wood, exposed framing, and burnished stainless steel accents unifies the interior in driftwood tones to create a calm place between ocean and forest.