Irene Place Remodel

2atara successfully breathed new life into this mid-century modern waterfront home located near the Bainbridge ferry terminal.  The home underwent a major upgrade and the addition of a metal studio for the owner who is a RISDI graduate and metal sculptor.  Working with clients that contribute their skills is what makes a project really worthwhile.  This remodel has been a fantastic collaboration, bringing numerous unique steel elements to the home, including horizontal Corten steel siding, and metal eyebrows around windows and doors.  See more photos here.

Meanwhile at our Design/Build Beach House Project

Meanwhile, at our ultra sustainable Beach House project things are cruising along quickly in anticipation of a mid-summer completion.  Here is a photo album showing our latest progress on this unique gem.  Learn more about this design/build project here:

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.

Spring is in the air at our Beach House Project

Here is our latest photo update of how things are progressing at our Beach House project in Lynwood. Siding and drywall are being completed. Learn more about this design/build project by 2atara here:

LEED Gold Certification for Crystal Springs House

We are thrilled to announce that 2atara’s Crystal Springs remodel has received the prestigious recognition of LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green building. LEED certification ensures electricity cost savings, lower carbon emissions and healthier environments where people live, work, learn, play and worship.

The 2320 sf early 1900s home on Crystal Springs, Bainbridge Island was designed by Islander Adin Dunning of Studio Bracket, and the sustainably remodel was a privilege to work on.

Buildings are responsible for an enormous amount of global energy use, resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and have a significant impact on our personal health and well-being. Green buildings allow us to live and work more sustainably in ways you can experience – in your health, the air you breathe, the water you drink. They offer us a better quality of life, while also lowering global carbon emissions, reducing electricity and water bills, and creating new green jobs.

As a certified LEED AP, 2atara’s owner Craden Henderson was able to guide the projects construction to its LEED Gold certification.

“4050 Crystal Spring’s LEED Gold certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize our buildings and communities by providing everyone with access to healthy, green and high performing buildings. 4050 Crystal Springs is a prime example of how the innovative work of project teams can create local solutions that contribute to making a global difference.”

Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role buildings play in that effort, Crystal Springs is creating a path forward through their LEED certification. Learn more about the innovative technology and techniques that were used in making this healthy home receive its’ second life – a far more sustainable one here.

Congratulations to our clients and to to our partners that worked on this project with us!

Marvelously Monumental

We love this chair — it shows great evidence of seeing the world through a different lens with a distinct interpretation of “monumental”

Whimsical Winslow Residence

Renovating this family home in Winslow was a fun and creative project for all involved. Bright splashes of color and whimsical wallpaper from Hygge & Wes helped add more life to this already uniquely designed home. The project consisted of the renovation of their 3 bathrooms and kitchen which we procured contemporary wall hung cabinets for added savings. High tech efficient European style hydronic wall heaters, including a bight red one, were installed in the bathrooms and kitchen. We even helped crane a hot tub onto the roof of this 4 story home — that was an exciting day.

A sculpture or a building?

We are big fans of this beautiful architecture. Look how the pixilated voids randomly placed make it appear like a sculpture rather than a building — very cool.

November Progress at Beach House Project

Despite the chilly weather things are still cooking along at our Beach House project.  Here is our latest photo update.  Learn more about this design/build project by 2atara here: