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: 2ataradb.com/portfolio-item/the-beach-house/

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: 2ataradb.com/portfolio-item/the-beach-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.

Wow!

WOW! Italian artist Peeta combines elements of graffiti and abstract art to paint murals on buildings like this one that play tricks on the eyes as the image appears to morph and dissolve the structure depending on ones viewing angle. So inspiring! See more of his work here: https://www.peeta.net/

Schel Chelb Home

We are excited to share these beautiful photos of our recently completed Schel Chelb home.  We enjoyed working with BC&J Architects and their fantastic design sensibilities on this project. The new 2900 sf home boasts innovative clear story spaces with beautiful vaulted ceilings.  Impressive cantilevered steel canopies and picture framed windows help give the home it’s contemporary Scandinavian schoolhouse look.  Built to LEED standards with high-end materials throughout, and extremely energy-efficient plumbing fixtures and HVAC system, this home is another testament to sustainability.

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.

Konieczny’s Ark

Konieczny’s Ark is an architectural feat by Polish Architects KWK Promes.  This concrete home looks as if a piece of furniture was picked up and placed in the South Polish landscape.  Learn more about this architectural masterpiece here

Beach House September Progress

Latest progress at our Beach House project, among other things, includes some gorgeous landscaping and organized recycling stations!  See the sketchup renderings and learn more about this innovative home designed and being built by 2atara: 2ataradb.com/portfolio-item/the-beach-house/