Lopez Lookout is a project designed by Heliotrope Architects. Easily the most challenging property Heliotrope has encountered, the developable portion of this unique west-facing waterfront property in the San Juan Islands fell within a coastal geological buffer, aquatic wildlife buffer, class II wetland buffer, and is situated less than 100 feet from an active bald eagle nest. Photography by Taj Howe.
View Ridge is a project designed by Heliotrope Architects. The primary design directive for this home was to capture abundant lake and mountain views afforded by the site, while taking into consideration possible future development with potential to impede the view. Photography by Sean Airhart, Haris Kenjar.
Lone Madrone is a project designed by Heliotrope Architects ocated on a rocky, wind-swept south facing shoreline; this retreat home nestles into the landscape to harmonize with its surroundings and minimize exposure to weather. Photography by Sean Airhart.
Collector’s Retreat is a project designed by Heliotrope Architects. The clients own and operate a Los Angeles area retail gallery featuring a curated collection of west-coast artists. They desired a retreat with the feel of a contemporary art gallery, with plenty of wall space to display a rotation of their collection while also capturing expansive views offered by the site. Photography by Sean Airhart.
Suncrest is a project designed by Heliotrope Architects and is located in Orcas Island, Washington. This 3,000-square-foot retreat residence is located on a 26-acre site composed of a mature Douglas fir and Pacific madrone forest, with occasional rocky clearings and several small ponds. The clients sought a home that minimized site impacts, that utilized their favorite materials (wood and concrete), and that connected them intimately with the land and the view. Photography: Sean Airhart, Benjamin Benschneider.
Outward Bound, a waterfront retreat reimagined by Heliotrope Architects. Heliotrope was engaged to re-imagine an existing home situated on a remote Orcas Island property with unique, panoramic views. The owners were not in need of more space, rather they desired an improved experience. Photography by Sean Airhart
When a young couple approached Heliotrope Architects and asked them to design a home with an art studio inside, all parties sat around the table contributing ideas – some atypical. The couple, an artist and an engineer, listed several additional criteria for their new home: a contemporary style, but not out of place with the rest of the Capitol Hill neighborhood; a visual connection to the street balanced with privacy; a strong relationship between the interior and exterior; lots of natural light; an interior with an art-gallery-feel to accommodate their growing art collection; and a separate guest wing. Photography by Benjamin Benschneider.
North Beach Residence is a project designed by Heliotrope Architects. This 2,400-square-foot family getaway, located on a northwesterly oriented beach in the San Juan Island archipelago, faces the Strait of Georgia to provide incredible views. Photography by Sean Airhart