A beach bathroom connection

We are installing a cool split face pebble floor at the Beach House project – making a direct connection to the beach that’s 60 feet from the bathroom.

A sophisticated control system

The Beach House has a very sophisticated control system so the entire house can be programmed with “scenes” and manipulated remotely.  It also ensures energy consumption can be carefully monitored and adjustments made overtime to help the efficiency of the house.

Corten Steel Siding at Irene Place

Our Irene Place remodel is in the process of getting its new corten steel siding installed. You can see the pieces laying in the yard for intentional weathering. It’s an impressive product we are excited to use, as the oxidization process protects it from further rusting and will not require maintenance like most siding.  It’s a great product for those who aren’t interested in re-painting their homes every 5-10 years.  Learn more about this extensive remodel near the Bainbridge Ferry terminal here.

New boathouse from the water

The first phase of our Waterfront Bungalow project, the construction of the 200 sf boathouse with cantilevered deck over the water is coming along nicely, as seen in this photo taken from the water earlier today. Learn more about what is planned for this unique design/build renovation by 2atara here.

A Sustainable Mudpit

This might look like a mud pit to the untrained eye.  Actually, it is that too, but we get excited about this mud pit here at 2atara.  Those pin piles you see are metal tubes that are driven into the ground for sustainability reasons.  Causing less disruption of the land, they allow us to lightly rest our concrete pad on the soil.  By not having to dig giant holes for foundations, nearby trees and their root systems are protected and they don’t have to be cut down for construction.

A Flying Garage

The renovation of a 1960’s rambler kicked off with a large stand-alone garage being picked up by a giant crane and relocated onto its new pad attached to the home. With a significant amount of site infill two courtyards will be created and 75 sf of deck added.

Watch the short video clip here.

A Flying Garage

Modular Home Excitement Part 3.

After a very long journey over snowy mountain passes and across an ocean sound, 2atara’s modular home flew through the air and landed in its final resting place Friday afternoon.

 

 

 

Modular Home Excitement Part 2.

Bright and early on this winter solstice morning, or perhaps more accurately dark and cold, 2atara’s modular home took the 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island.  It was a snug fit to be sure.  Cranes tomorrow!

 

 

 

Modular Home Excitement!

This Thursday morning (December 21st) 2atara Design Build will be bringing a sustainably designed modern modular home (built in Idaho) onto the Island via the Seattle/Bainbridge 5.30am ferry — hope it fits!  It will be in two massive 70ft pieces that will be craned into place at their new home on Lofgren Road.

The home being built last month in its facility in Idaho.