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Loop Residence / Heliotrope Architects

  • Architects: Heliotrope Architects
  • Location: Orcas Island, Washington, USA
  • Architects: Heliotrope Architects
  • Structural: Swenson Say Faget
  • Area: 2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Sean Airhart

© Sean Airhart © Sean Airhart © Sean Airhart © Sean Airhart

From the architect. The Loop Residence is a new home situated on a rock outcropping several hundred feet above the ocean. A simple plan utilizing wood frames and a prefabricated roof structure, Heliotrope Architects designed a memorable residence with pristine views. 

© Sean Airhart
© Sean Airhart

This residence is situated on its site with a western view across the San Juan Islands. It is constructed of a prefabricated steel moment-frame roof structure with conventional wood-framed ‘boxes’ floating beneath it.

© Sean Airhart
© Sean Airhart

Exterior walls consist of a custom site-built teak and cedar curtainwall system, with the ‘boxes’ clad in fir milled on the property.

© Sean Airhart
© Sean Airhart

Other primary materials include a fir-slat ceiling milled on the property, flagstone floors and stone walls. The owners are building and landscaping the home themselves, with help from assorted highly-talented island craftspeople.

© Sean Airhart
© Sean Airhart
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