Reimagining the remodel process through a high-end, sustainable residence
Certifications Pursuing Living Building Challenge Certification
Size 3,200 SF
Located on a beautifully landscaped bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Loom House is an extensive renovation of a classic 1960s northwest-style home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, that is pursuing the Living Building Challenge.
The 3,200-square-foot residence consisting of an existing north and south home will be completely renovated to improve the building envelope, provide self-sufficient systems and offer updated interiors, while maintaining the original architectural character of the home. A new, 725-square-foot detached carport and storage area will be added to the property to house the owner’s electrical vehicles and bicycles. Custom furniture and furnishings made of natural materials crafted by local artists will create a comfortable interior.
Thoughtful landscape improvements complement the existing landscape which consists of ornamental plantings of Japanese maples, flowering trees, rhododendrons, and azaleas. A new elevated walkway will curate a path through the mature, 200-foot tall evergreens over an installation of natural stone in a dry stream bed arrangement. A variety of edible berries as well as vegetables and a mycological foraging forest will provide urban agriculture for the property.
Targeting Living Building Challenge certification through net positive energy and water, food production and a strict materials Red List, this home will be considered one of the most sustainable residences in the world. To meet these goals, a photovoltaic system on the south home will provide energy for the entire property, while battery storage will ensure resilience. Rainwater cisterns and a grey water treatment system will ensure resources are conserved and well-managed.
Construction on the project began in January 2018, with project completion targeted for Summer 2019. For more information and official project updates on Loom House, click here.