Private residence on Orcas Island by Gary Gladwish Architecture

Project Name:Eagle Ridge Residence
Architect:Gary Gladwish Architecture


The L-shape residence stands on a rocky forest site– the owner is an artist who has fulfilled a lifelong dream with it. The”Eagle Ridge Residence” is located on Orcas Island in the US state of Washington and was designed by architect Gary Gladwish.


The client wanted a plain, open building that referenced the surrounding terrain and the location, offering views out over the island, the bay, the forest and the house, such that these are constantly present within the house itself. Large walls of glass and swinging doors mean there are no thresholds between outside and inside. The ceiling lights ensure additional daylight enters the living area. The open fireplaces inside and on the patio create a pleasant mood and forge additional links to nature.


The façade, a combination of corroded metal cladding with weathered wooden planks such as one expects to find on old barns contrast sharply with the high-grade interior. The residence combines spacious living and dining areas with an adjacent art studio and storage space, both of which have consciously been left undesigned.



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