Spirit of the Pacific.
Leveraging an intuitive, theoretical, intrinsic, and artistic matrix of skills, the tenured project team comprised of Garrett Cord Werner Architects and Interior Designers, Werner Construction, and Ron Rule Landscape Consultants delivered a singularly remarkable home and unrivaled lifestyle.
Drawing on their intimate knowledge of the Pacific Northwest landscape, climate and ethos, and leaning on their individual and combined expertise and experience, they reimagined and sculpted the site and designed a home that is in every way, a residential estate in and of its spectacular landscape.
Like nature herself, Pacific Spirit Estates embodies imagination and precision, emotion and function, privacy and transparency, warmth and intensity, regeneration and endurance — in equal measure.
The estate evokes emotional response on every level and at every turn, by intuiting function, framing landscapes, and creating hidden and protected spaces for specific functions and aspects of life. In a remarkable feat of form and finishing that rejects embellishments and focusses on minute details of design and execution, glass disappeared virtually along with the divide between inside and out — expanding the living space, embracing the natural world and harnessing her energy.
Designed as a series of three articulated pavilions, each divided seamlessly into function-specific wings promising various degrees of privacy and transparency, the residence embraces its owner’s dictates regarding family, entertaining, business, nature, recreation, privacy, and escape.
The scale, proportion and balance of the residence are in sync with the environment and surroundings, embracing the gently terraced landscaped as if sculpted from it. Ancient stone anchors concrete, steel and timbers, like the roots of a colossal tree reaching up from the hillside into a light- filled residential canopy.
Outside — contiguous with the margins of the residence, nature unfolds in glorious splendour — water rushes over deep emerald moss-covered boulders, ocean breezes whisper around evergreen corners, and dappled sun reveals function in delightful and unexpected places.
Inside, the absence of chaos is breathtakingly spectacular. Cool, warming light pours in. Handles, joinery and seams are hidden by precision design and extraordinary craftsmanship. A holistic and restorative sense of peace, calm and tranquility reigns throughout.
Organic surfaces and colours, extraordinary in their exquisite simplicity and rightness for the space are repeated with varying degrees of weight and transparency to delineate and transition intentionally, but seamlessly.