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Eagle Ridge Residence, Orcas Island, Washington State
Gary Gladwish Architecture have designed the Eagle Ridge residence on Orcas Island in Washington State.
Orcas Island is the largest of the San Juan Islands, which are located in the northwestern corner of Washington state in San Juan County, Washington. With a land area of 148.4 km² and a population of 4,453, Orcas Island is slightly larger, but less populous, than neighboring San Juan Island. The state supports island access through the Washington State Ferries system. In addition, the island can be accessed through a variety of private air and sea charter services.
This forested piece of land is on a hillside populated with madrone trees, firs, beech, thistle, moss and rocks with magnificent views to the west of the San Juan and Canadian Gulf islands. The project consists of a combined kitchen-dining-living area, study, master suite, art studio and storage area. Large doors slide away to open the house to the expansive views, creating a living room in the woods. The entry garden bisects the house creating two zones while it carries the site and the eye out to the view.