"Best of Show" winner at both the 2006 Seattle Street of Dreams and the 2007 AIBD Design Competition, the Retreat was inspired by the timeless villas of Tuscany. The shingle-style estate's five structures are joined by trellised arbors and sheltering roofs, its traditional forms complementing floor plans designed for active lifestyles.
The entry opens to a soaring great hall with a grand stair, fireplace and overlook balcony. A central skylight floods the center of the home with sunlight, drawing attention to the sculptural ceilings. A false bookcase in the oval office hides a spiral stair to the wine cellar below.
Full-width folding glass doors join the informal livings areas with the pool terrace, creating a great entertainment space. The versatile cabana doubles as a guesthouse. The enormous craft room fills every home management need. The upstairs combines luxury and privacy for the owners with fun and play for the children.