When you choose to give in, leave the urban frenzy behind and return to nature, the right site and the properly used materials, colors, textures and technologies can make a true difference in matters of transforming a house into a home. The following example is entitled Ellice Residence and is located in Bainbridge Island. According to Trendir, the residence is situated on top of the Yeomalt Bluff and has panoramic views of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. Coates Design are the ones responsible for this beautiful modern mansion and their approach was bases on a respect for the surrounding environment and nature in general.The villa is a reconstruction of an old home who’s materials have been reused in the new design, in order to preserve a little piece of the past.
The contemporary design is well disguised in the tree canopy, and its expression of huge windows, wood and stone blends in perfectly, offering the visitor a welcoming facade. The warm pallet o colors used on the exterior design has been transposed into a cheerful combination of green and beige, with warm accents of wood, turning this modern home into a cozy nest. The desire of the architect to respect nature is also reflected in the sustainable technology used to build it: Photo voltaic systems, heat recovery technology, solar water heating, all of them leading to a low energy consumption and preservation of the natural habitat. Overall, the mansion can most definitely be used as a vacation home at the least, a place where one could retreat and refill his batteries after a busy week in the forever crowded, nosy cities of today.