Nestled on Guemes Island looking to the Bellingham Channel in Washington State, the Guemes Island Bunkhouse is two-story retreat with a nod to the previous. Designed by SHED Architecture & Design, the country but trendy bunkhouse is ready to be a household heirloom for future generations to take pleasure in on household holidays.
The bunkhouse is constructed simply ten ft away from the household’s 100-year-old log cabin, a relic initially situated on Lopez Island after which taken aside and floated to its present location within the Nineteen Forties. In contrast to close by houses, the cabin is ready again into the bushes, offering a extra non-public expertise, whereas sustaining western views. The brand new bunkhouse follows go well with, perched strategically to embrace nature whereas minimizing the footprint.
For water, they first needed to decommission the property’s dry nicely earlier than putting in a rainwater catchment and potable water system. Additional uphill, a brand new septic system is positioned away from the floodplain, making certain the bunkhouse gained’t be affected by rising sea ranges.
Drawing inspiration from its rustic cabin roots, the outside is clad with two sorts of black-stained siding – Disdero Cabin Log Siding on the underside and 1×6 Tongue and Groove Tough Sawn Western Pink Cedar Ship Cladding on the highest ground. Curved particulars on the rafter tails and bunk mattress ladders pay homage to the log siding, making a design that feels each nostalgic and contemporary.
The architects at SHED Structure & Design relied on low-maintenance supplies, like chrome steel, plywood, and sheet marmoleum flooring.
Guests arrive through a entrance porch that opens as much as a compact floor ground with a kitchenette, built-in desk, and loo that accommodates a number of individuals. Open wooden stairs lead occupants to the second story.
On the highest ground, a U-shaped, built-in seating space lives underneath a slanted wall of home windows that body the encompassing bushes and Bellingham Channel under. On both finish of the open gathering area there are sleeping areas to for the overflow of individuals visiting.
Along with the 2 sleeping quarters, every of which features a mattress and set of bunkbeds, the seating nook doubles as additional locations for guests to sleep when wanted.