Framing, rails, happy floors and more…

The majority of the framing on the main house at Hilltop is now complete with roof framing currently underway. We are excited about the recycled steel mesh being used to create the rail system. Anticipating a late spring completion, the ADU is now plastered, painted and being tiled with sustainable tile products from Happy Floors.

Learn more about this project on our website here.

Photos by David W. Cohen Photography


Cantilever Raised at Hilltop

The giant cantilever is now up at our Hilltop project.  This will allow the master bedroom to look over the beautiful rain gardens and down the original World War 2 runway!  We’ve enjoyed working with Monkey Wrench Fabrications for the metal work on this project and are grateful for their creativity.  Next up is the second floor framing.

Learn more about this project on our website here.

Photos by David W. Cohen Photography

We’ve Moved!

As we gear up for another fantastic year of design and construction with renewed purpose and possibilities, we here at 2atara are excited to announce our recent office move! We can now be found in the Day Road business park at 7865 Day Rd Unit 109 on Bainbridge Island. The new larger space will give us closer proximity to many of our subs, allow for easier access and parking, provide offices for all our staff (including our valued site superintendents and project managers), and gives us ample room for material prep/storage/staging and displays for client projects. Fun pictures of the new space will be coming soon.
We are profoundly grateful for all of you, our clients and trade partners, and we look forward to this exciting year to come!

Shipping container delivery at Hilltop

The shipping container that will become the prominent ADU of the Hilltop house arrived recently.  A fun, albeit challenging, addition to the project.

Photos by David W. Cohen Photography

Manzanita Kitchen Remodel

Working with a classic mid century modern structure we created a kitchen that integrates well with the existing living room. The installation of a very long and low window allows for different view experiences and makes the room feel much bigger and more contemporary. By introducing a very small cantilevered addition in the kitchen we saved on cost and created the main design concept — a kitchen cut into two with the insertion of a dining room table.  Making the kitchen feel larger, the addition also has a customized tilted window to an outdoor eating counter. The monochromatic color palette used also helps make the spaces feel much bigger than they really are.



Happy Thanksgiving 2022!

Wishing you all a very happy thanksgiving! We are grateful for each of you – our clients, trade partners, community & friends.

From the entire team here at 2atara.

Hilltop Photo Update

A break in the atmospheric river gave us this photo update at the Hilltop construction site yesterday. Learn more about our design + build project here.

Photos by David W. Cohen Photography

Point Monroe Boathouse

The existing garage was acquired by our clients who have their main house on the other side of the street. They wanted a flexible additional space that could be used for their kids to work on projects, storage for toys, and an inside/outside entertaining space. Harmonious movement between the waterfront and back into the unit was created by repeating hard surfaces and adding an insulated glass garage door and large glass bi-folding door. When complete, the interior kitchen will morph seamlessly into the outdoor kitchen and barbeque zone. Everything possible was reused to minimize the projects carbon footprint.

Recently Completed Morse Renovation

In-need of a fairly major facelift, this modernist era waterfront home had multiple additions done to it over the years, but no real design or recent work for the last 50. For its recent 2atara major remodel, Japanese inspired aesthetics were introduced throughout the home to give it its new look.  Low ceilings on the first floor were lifted into a cathedral with exposed steel elements to repeat designs found elsewhere in the home. At the entrance the existing concrete flooring was ground down to expose nice aggregates and create a Japanese style recessed entry area. In the kitchen, because of the skinny footprint of the building, upper cabinets were avoided and instead a large pantry was created that also houses the fridge, keeping things aesthetically nice and tidy. Neutral finishes were used throughout the home to make the small spaces feel larger, and 2atara even reused existing doors and windows from another project to keep client costs down and reusable materials out of our landfills.

Learn more about this project here.

Hilltop Spec Home Breaks Ground!

We are super excited to announce that we have broken ground on our Hilltop spec home, designed and being built by 2atara.  You can learn more about the project here.