A Seaside Artists’ Studio

Whidbey Island, WA   |   1800 Square Feet

Designed for a retired couple, both practicing artists and former educators, this one level retirement retreat is actually two opposing monolith structures linked by a flat glass entry/sculpture court. A third “client” was their wonderful collection of paintings, sculpture and art furniture.

The main structure, high above a panoramic view of Puget Sound, assures water views from the great room, open kitchen and master suite. The studio with glass garage doors for light and ventilation and a guest suite are located across the entry for quiet and privacy.

The two almost identical vaulted volumes, clad with cementboard panels, are extended with flat roofed bump-outs clad in steel.