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Fox Island Residence

Fox Island, Washington

Fox Island Residence

Fox Island, Washington

  • Design Principal

    Jim Olson

A family home originally built over four decades ago, this Fox Island beachfront residence boasts unobstructed views of the Puget Sound and an island wildlife area to the west. Opening up these previously constrained views and integrating the family’s active coastal lifestyle into the home served as the primary directives for the new design. Reclaimed antique wood floors and sandy-colored cedar board ceilings and interior walls achieve the desired Northwest natural aesthetic.

Exposed wood pillars supporting a new clerestory window line are paired with a corresponding row of pillars outside, and beachgrasses push against the new wall-height windows, connecting the interior and exterior. Hidden pivot points in several of these window walls open the west side of the home to the outdoors, extending the livable area out to the newly remodeled deck. The subdued interior offers a neutral backdrop for the client’s eclectic art collection, and opening up the stairwell and upper level hallway created new views to the artworks below. The result is a visual connection between the home’s two floors, and to the coastal landscape beyond.

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