An inspiring downspout

How about this for an inspiring downspout? In our rainy Pacific Northwest climate, we too seek to celebrate the beautiful movement of water through sustainable design.

Parker Remodel

When our clients first approached us with their plans to demo their 2400 sf 1960s rambler and build a new home from scratch, we immediately jumped at the challenge to salvage the home instead.  The significant waste and environmental impacts from new construction are something we like to avoid when possible, and we love the challenge of making something old shine once again.  Using sketch-up modelling and our design/build expertise we were able to help the client visualize how to successfully approach and execute such a project.

The renovation kicked off with a large stand-alone garage being picked up by a giant crane and relocated onto its new pad.  Between the garage and original house an infill wing addition was built with new entry, dining, large chefs kitchen, and mud room. With a significant amount of site infill two courtyards were created and 300 sf of deck and patio added.

The entire house was then remodeled inside and out transforming the dated rambler into a contemporary Scandinavian farmhouse.  The 737 sf addition was designed around a giant sliding glass door repurposed from another project. The home was re-designed for solar-gain with massive windows on the south side to bring in ample light.

Completed: June 2020
Design & Construction: 2atara

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.

Supporting Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

We are proud sponsors of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge who support, promote and foster cultural organizations and artists of all disciplines through a variety of vehicles and opportunities.  If you have the means, we encourage you to support their efforts with a direct donation or through their “Appreciation Through Art” Auction taking place this week.  All proceeds from the auction will be divided between AHB and Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) whose mission is to promote the social and emotional well being of adolescents and young adults.

More details about the event here: https://www.bainbridgecurrents.com/appreciation-through-art-auction-june-8-12/

Extraordinary Accents

We love implementing extraordinary accents in our homes, like this wallpaper by Abnormals Anonymous.  It certainly adds a pop of intrigue to any room!

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

2atara Sponsors the Annual Harvest Fair

2atara is a proud corporate sponsor of the upcoming annual Bainbridge Island Harvest Festival on September 22nd. The fair is a celebration of local farming and community and draws several thousand guests of all ages to historic Johnson Farm each year.  Enjoy family friendly activities like cider pressing and carriage rides, and meet the farmers and creators who grow and cook incredible island fare. This year 2atara will be judging the Dahlia contest so be sure to visit the booth for that fun event. Enter by 11:30 at the contest booth. Judging to take place at 1:00. Winners announced at 2:30. See you there!

 

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 Living Floats to Bainbridge Island

Thank you to the Kitsap Sun for this fantastic article on our modular home.

MODULAR LIVING FLOATS TO BAINBRIDGE ISLAND
The homes are built inside a factory, so they’re constructed out of the elements and are sealed up and made weather-resistant before they head outside, said Craden Henderson, owner of 2atara, the Bainbridge design company that coordinated all the aspects of this particular home build. The homes…

Read the full article here

 

 

 

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!