Elliott Island Residence
An intriguing aspect of this project was that the contractor was a master carpenter and cabinet maker, but had never constructed a home before. This turned out to be a real benefit, as inexperience led to an abundance of care and precision. As a result, the architect-contractor relationship was much tighter than normal and allowed the project to benefit both from increased architect participation in the construction process as well as increased input from the contractor on the details. Furthermore, the construction manager was the father of the client, and lived next door to the project site. He uses a wheelchair, and so accessibility was not an afterthought, but an integral part of the design and even construction process. The site is extremely remote, and benefitted from the fact that one year earlier the only bridge on to the island had been structurally upgraded and could now carry the weight of a concrete truck.
Waterside of home. Photo Danny Bostwick.
Entry side of home. Photo Danny Bostwick.
Entry at sunset. Photo Danny Bostwick.
Living Room & Kitchen. Photo Danny Bostwick.
View from mezzanine down in to Living Room. Photo David D. Quillin.