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