A young couple asked DA to help create “a place to share with friends, a place for adventure and exploring, being a kid again, cooking together, experiencing nature and being part of something bigger.” The result is a long-term plan for “restoring the soul of the property” including designing this main house, renovating a number of existing cabins, and generally creating a more sustainable landscape and building infrastructure for future generations.

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Modern home with Exterior, Gable RoofLine, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and House Building Type. Photo  of Orcas Island Retreat
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Gable RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, and Metal Roof Material. Photo 2 of Orcas Island Retreat
Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Grass, and Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 3 of Orcas Island Retreat
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Console Tables, Bookcase, Medium Hardwood Floor, Bench, and Recessed Lighting. Photo 4 of Orcas Island Retreat
Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Medium Hardwood Floor, Table, Recessed Lighting, and Ceiling Lighting. DeForest Architects designed and renovated Orcas Island Retreat to be the perfect sustainable getaway for a young couple. Photo 5 of Orcas Island Retreat

DeForest Architects designed and renovated Orcas Island Retreat to be the perfect sustainable getaway for a young couple.

Modern home with Kitchen, Dishwasher, Granite Counter, Medium Hardwood Floor, Refrigerator, Range, Range Hood, and Ceiling Lighting. Photo 6 of Orcas Island Retreat
Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Table. Photo 7 of Orcas Island Retreat
Modern home with Living Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Bookcase, Ceiling Lighting, and Bench. Orcas Island Retreat by DeForest Architects offers a sustainable, soulful getaway for a young couple. This spacious reading nook is tucked away from the living spaces. Photo 8 of Orcas Island Retreat

Orcas Island Retreat by DeForest Architects offers a sustainable, soulful getaway for a young couple. This spacious reading nook is tucked away from the living spaces.

Modern home with Living Room and Coffee Tables. Photo 9 of Orcas Island Retreat
Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Wood Railing. Photo 10 of Orcas Island Retreat
Modern home with Ceiling Lighting and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 11 of Orcas Island Retreat
Modern home with Bookcase and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 12 of Orcas Island Retreat
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Modern home with Bench. Photo 14 of Orcas Island Retreat
Modern home with Recessed Lighting. Photo 15 of Orcas Island Retreat
For their Orcas Island retreat in Washington, a young couple asked DeForest Architects to create "a place to share with friends, a place for adventure and exploring, being a kid again, cooking together, experiencing nature, and being part of something bigger." A slide tucked into a closet leads to a ball pit below. Photo 16 of Orcas Island Retreat modern home

For their Orcas Island retreat in Washington, a young couple asked DeForest Architects to create "a place to share with friends, a place for adventure and exploring, being a kid again, cooking together, experiencing nature, and being part of something bigger." A slide tucked into a closet leads to a ball pit below.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Gable RoofLine, and Wood Siding Material. Photo 18 of Orcas Island Retreat