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Martin Home

Prentiss Architects :: San Juan Island  ::  Date Finished:1999

The site for this family home, while wholly beautiful, had a difficult natural topography. The landmass was solid rock that sloped significantly away from the south and away from the view.  The solution was to build a tower secured to the lower level rock, thrusting the upper floors into the sunlight; perching them so as to have dramatic views to the water and to the mountain range beyond. To achieve this, the crawl space at its lowest point has 14-feet of head room, leaving considerable volume for mechanical services and a wine room. The roof planes are irregular, none being parallel to each other or the floor, yielding a roof with dynamic character similar to the jagged rock masses from which it springs.  The goal was to have the siting, the massing, the materials and colors blend into the natural landscape; to have the house tucked into its surroundings.

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Fine Homebuilding – January, 2003
Island Home with a Twist

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