Lopez Island

The 2,600 square foot vacation retreat is located on Lopez Island, on a bluff overlooking the San Juan Islands. The retreat is divided into two structures, joined by an entry courtyard with a reflecting pool that ties the two structures to each other and the site. A large floating roof protects the main house from winter rain, wind, and the summer sun. Locating the master bedroom and other program at opposite ends of the bar provides an open central gathering area and allows the guesthouse to have views through the main house to the islands beyond.