Beach Residence

Award-winning Cutler Andersen Architects of Bainbridge Island, WA, were commissioned to design this seaside home. Glass curtain-walled dormers project onto turned aluminum columns, transforming each bedroom into a high-tech tree house. Every stone making up the ground floor perimeter walls was hand-hewn and pieced together like a puzzle. These and many other details make for quite a magical experience.

Precision was essential from the start due to Cutler Anderson’s spare design and clean details. Methods and order of installation were studied and considered to ensure highest level craftsmanship and efficiency from all trades. The site is located on a barrier beach with extremely tight access. Heavy equipment maneuvering was scheduled accordingly, though not always conveniently, through a public parking area packed with cars and beachgoers, requiring the sensibilities of both an engineer and choreographer.

Working with General Contractor Walter Filkins, Tracey Dillon Architecture provided site supervision and project management from start to finish. Tracey oversaw scheduling, invoicing, budgeting, sourcing and quality control of all trades. Her attention to the myriad of details and management of the construction team resulted in the pristine realization of this stunning, complex design.