Lowering the shutters on this small writer’s retreat completely exposes the interior to the site’s impressive island views.
Architect Tom Kundig’s assignment was simple enough: Build a tiny, Thoreau-like getaway for an Atlanta-based writer who owned ten acres on San Juan Island in Puget Sound. “The idea was not to clutter anybody’s thinking, especially a writer’s,” he said. So he designed a 500-square-foot retreat that’s both womblike and open to its surroundings.
Location: San Juan Islands, Washington
Architect: Olson Kundig Architects