Eagle Ridge Residence

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Gary Gladwish Architecture created the ‘Eagle Ridge Recidence’ for a client who always dreamed about living at Orcas Island. The dwelling is situated on a forested slope of land on a hillside populated with madrone trees, firs, beech, thistle, moss and rocks with magnificent views to the west.

The program consists of a combined kitchen-dining-living area, study, master suite, art studio and storage area with the flexibility to add bedrooms or an apartment. It is made of old wood recycled from a 100 year old barn demolished in eastern Washington, rusty steel for the siding as well as moss and rocks salvaged from the building site. Most of the building materials are recyclable or recycled already. Large doors slide away to open the house to the expansive views, creating a living room in the woods.

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