Miller Hull

Loom House

Bainbridge Island, WA
Reimagining the remodel process through a high-end, sustainable residence
Client Private
Certifications Living Building Challenge Certified
Size 3,200 SF
Completion 2019

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 Living Building Challenge Certified.

The 3,200-square-foot residence consisting of an existing north and south home is 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 is 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 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 curates 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 provide urban agriculture for the property.

Achieving Living Building Challenge certification through net positive energy and water, food production and a strict materials Red List, this home is considered one of the most sustainable residences in the world. To meet these goals, a photovoltaic system on the south home provides energy for the entire property, while battery storage ensures resilience. Rainwater cisterns and a grey water treatment system ensures resources are conserved and well-managed.

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Project Team

Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP
Interior Design:Charlie Hellstern Interior Design
Contractor: Clark Construction, LLC
Landscape Architect: Anne James Landscape Architecture, LLC
Structural Engineer: Quantum Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: WSP
Water Consultant: Biohabitats
Civil Engineer: Seabold Engineering, LLC
Geotechnical Engineer: Aspect Consulting, LLC
Lighting Consultant: Lighting Designs, Inc.
Envelope Consultant: 4EA Building Science