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New Residential Portfolio

Freeland Residence

Size, Location

2,000 sq. ft, Whidbey Island, WA

New Home Brief

Develop a modest, light, and airy one-level island home for retired professionals, maximizing views in each room, incorporating solar and using universal design principles for aging in place

Features
  • Strong visual connection between interior spaces maximize the feeling of light and space
  • Front entry opens to an engaging “great room”–kitchen, living room, hearth, and dining space
  • Generous outdoor spaces, including a poured-concrete patio and bench connecting to the great room
  • Sauna, private deck, and an outdoor shower complete the master bedroom suite
  • A well-appointed shared home office
Energy Efficiency

The carefully sited garage takes full advantage of solar exposure with solar panels. The large overhang shades the great room in the summer while allowing the maximum sun penetration in the winter months. The well-insulated concrete slab-on-grade foundation includes hydronic heating tubes, allowing for a wonderfully uniform and efficient heating system.

Photographs by Mike Hipple

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