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Todd House

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GGLO Architects ::  San Juan Island  ::  Date Finished: 2000

This San Juan Island bunkhouse draws its forms from a number of sources. Many of the older island buildings that inspired the design are utilitarian; having been used as canneries or agricultural buildings. The Bunkhouse also takes cues from the original home on the site, which is located to the east towards the waterfront.

This structure features western cedar, fir and natural finishes.  The interior of the bunkhouse is simple like most rustic bunkhouses, but is also modeled after a Native American “spirit box” with plane sliced maple wall panels and Alaskan Yellow Cedar doors. The framing and stair treads are from reclaimed fir.  The 844 square foot Bunkhouse is both a living space and a garage when not being used for guests.  The counter tops are cast-in-place concrete, the bathroom tile is Burlington stone, the floors on the lower level are stained concrete, while the flooring on the upper floor is cork.  Radiant heat is featured throughout the project.

The Owners built the bunkhouse for their guests who often include their five children, 4 of whom are married, their grandchildren and numerous family pets. They also often entertain older guests from their circle of friends. The Owners are both artists; he’s a painter and she’s a quilter.