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Luxe Interiors + Design Explores a Pacific Northwest Island Retreat

Evolving a remote property in the San Juan Islands, clients and project team revisited hallmarks of the original home design while creating new opportunities to enjoy the remarkable setting.

"This home is all about bringing families together and being immersed in nature. The scents, the sounds—the piercing cries of the bald eagles as they swoop down over the water—everything is different here.”
Ray Calabro, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge

We’re honored to have Henry Island Residence featured as the cover story in the January/February Pacific Northwest issue of Luxe Interiors + Design. Writer Maile Pingel spoke with Ray Calabro, FAIA, Principal in our Seattle studio, as well as Chris Huggins of Hoxie Huggins Construction, to explore the process of creating an expanded family retreat with a new guesthouse, workshop, and games pavilion organized around a main residence first designed by our practice in 2012. Pingel notes the zen-like qualities of the new and renovated modernist dwellings, which together create a “close yet faraway retreat for lengthy camp-like vacations” and open completely to invite the sights, sounds, and smells of the surrounding forest, meadow and bay. Read the full article in the link below.

A new green roof was added to the main residence, which overlooks a shallow bay. © Benjamin Benschneider
Renovations to the main residence included updates to the kitchen, mudroom, and media room as well as restoration of interior finishes, and new furnishings. © Benjamin Benschneider
The garage and workshop is the first building seen on approach to the property. © Benjamin Benschneider
A central common area in the guesthouse provides an inviting space overlooking both forest and meadow. © Benjamin Benschneider
At the edge of the forest, the games pavilion overlooks the main residence and includes a hot tub. © Benjamin Benschneider