Located on a rocky in Orcas Island. Lone Madrone is a beautiful retreate house nestles into the landscape in order to harmonize with it's surroundings and minimize exposure to weather. The house was designed by Heliotrope.

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Follow the architects: Designed with retractable wall panels to protect from punishing winter storms, the house nevertheless opens up completely to the outdoors when the weather is fair — allowing the owners to fully interact with the landscape and view. The site is within the San Juan Islands National Monument, with extremely sensitive shorelines and marine environment. In order to minimize impacts to natural systems, a garden roof was employed to replace landscape lost to construction, and storm-water flows were engineered to replicate the pre-construction condition. Local materials (primarily douglas fir and western red cedar) and local craftspeople were utilized in all aspects of the project.

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

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Lone Madrone: Retreat house by Heliotrope

Located on a rocky in Orcas Island. Lone Madrone is a beautiful retreate house nestles into the landscape in order to harmonize with it's surroundings and minimize exposure to weather

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