Collection by Zachary Edelson

Island Retreats Accessible Only by Boat


Some homes are "retreats" in the most literal sense: distant from the mainland and isolated from the world. These buildings explore the architecture of serenity and self-sufficiency.

One side of the building contains two simple bedrooms and a bathroom.
On a 24-acre parcel on Henry Island, in Washington State’s Salish Sea, is the home of Grammy-winning producer Adam...
The screen porch serves as an auxiliary dining area and extends past the house to capture views and cross breezes.
The trellis—made of a solid steel base and aluminum rods—modulates the daylight streaming into the house.

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