Repeat clients Ed and Joanne Ellis first hired Coates Design Architects for their home and primary residence on Bainbridge Island — the first LEED Platinum residence in Washington. They worked again with Coates Design, which brought the same modern and sustainable design sensibilities to this vacation home intended to be a legacy piece for their extended family.
This vacation home, designed to be net-zero, lies in a historic mining area in Washington State’s Cascade Mountains. The climate is extremely cold and snowy in the winter months and scorching in the summer. Situated in a master-planned resort community, the house blends sustainable modern architecture with reclaimed rustic materials.