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Lopez Island Beach Cabin in Washington

Aug 5, 2020

Lopez Island Beach Cabin

Design: Graham Baba Architects

Location: Lopez Island, Washington State, USA

Lopez Island Beach Cabin Washington State

Beginning with an outdated 1962 split-level beachfront house, the challenge for this remodel involved the transformation and recycling of the original 1960s split-level house into a home that’s connected to its location.

Lopez Island Beach Cabin Washington State

“The rural, agrarian structures of Lopez Island served as inspiration for the design,” notes Jim Graham. “We wanted to create something that meshed with the landscape, and that felt like a cabin.”

Lopez Island Beach Cabin Washington State

Lopez Island Beach Cabin features natural materials including exposed wood, iron, glass, and local fieldstone to provide a Pacific Northwest sensibility. Extensive glazing ensures that life at the beach and the Salish Sea are part of the daily experience.

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Repurposed materials are front and center. The kitchen island is clad with metal destined for the dump – old sheet metal signs, appliance bodies and salvaged car hoods—yielding an informal and playful interior aesthetic.

Lopez Island Beach Cabin Washington State

Salvaged Australian gumwood from Sydney Harbor’s wharves on nearby Whidbey Island have been put to use as exposed trusses within the house. Custom ironwork was fabricated by Seattle-based Gulassa and Co. Stained cedar siding and the copper roof will age naturally, helping to lend a timeless quality to the design.

Lopez Island Beach Cabin Washington State

The transition from inside to outside is seamlessly created through the use of a panelized glazing system that easily folds and tucks away, revealing a 16-foot opening to let nature in.

Deep overhangs protect the interior spaces from overheating during the summer while letting in much-needed sun during the winter. The open floor plan allows for amazing views from all parts of the house, ensuring that the beach and waterscape are a constant presence.

Lopez Island Beach Cabin Washington State

Lopez Island Beach Cabin in Washington State – Building Information

Architecture: Graham Baba Architects

Interior Design: Jennifer Randall & Associates
Contractor: Ravenhill Construction

Lopez Island Beach Cabin Washington State

Photography: Benjamin Benschneider

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