Bainbridge Island, Washington
Site: A heavily wooded, gently sloping high bank waterfront lot facing Puget Sound with views of Mt. Baker and Seattle.
Program: A 5,500 s.f. residence, guesthouse,
art gallery and a media/film
Solution: The home is approached from a courtyard
where gardens and patios create light-filled exterior rooms.
The main entrance hall is the central circulation spine of the
building and separates the private guest suite to the west, the
art gallery to the east and the theater below. The great room
features a sliding glass wall with views toward the Sound, heavy
timber trusses, a stone fireplace and a book collector's display
room which doubles as a stage for music and lectures. The lower
level houses the media and film theater, complete with seating
from an old Seattle opera house and a popcorn and refreshment
Experience: A project of Kriegh Architects