This wood filled holiday house, on an island in Washington State, is at home among the trees

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

 

Heliotrope Architects were asked by their clients to design a home for themselves and their children, on one of the San Juan Islands in Washington State.

 

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

The small home is covered in cedar shingles.

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

A roof garden was installed in order to replace habitat lost to the footprint of the house.

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

The landscaping around the home was designed by Garden Artizan.

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

The home has picture perfect views from the main living area.

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

It was designed with retractable wall panels, that can be opened up completely to the outdoors when the weather is nice, allowing the owners to fully interact with the surrounding landscape.

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

The main living area, is an open space with a kitchen, dining and living room.

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

The living room has a fireplace, flanked by built-in shelving and storage.

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

Here, you can see the large glass sliding doors.

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

The house also has two bedrooms and a bunk room for the kids.

Lone Madrone Retreat by Heliotrope Architects

Photography by Sean Airhart Photography

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