ISLAND COUNTRY COTTAGE
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Photos: Michael Seidl Photography

         A little /big house with a lot of panache. The program called for a modestly scaled, light filled 1,500 square foot modern farmhouse on a wooded acre of land located on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington. The priorities were to create an open feeling comfortable house for an active couple that lives big, with all rooms on a single level. The layout features a large great room and a master bedroom wing off to one side. It has the scale and look of a simple grouping of wooden farm buildings with ample room on the site plan for gardening,an extra car or boat in the detached garage. The garage/shop building is placed near the house to enclose a sunny courtyard.