Island Passive House

168 Nelsen Lane, Shaw Island, WA  98286 

Artisans Group


Green Features

Project Features

NW Energy Star and Passive House Certified

Site Description

Every inch of this ultra modern and sleek, energy efficient glass box is put to good use, from its pinwheel design with pre-manufactured walls and mechanical core to its floor to ceiling glass connecting the house firmly to its stunning mountainous site. The project's language is one of simplicity and elegance, resulting in an understated and solid but magnificent island home, perfect for the clients, a retired couple seeking a refuge from clutter and over stimulation. Designed to be flexible, adaptable, and flowing, the effortless traffic patterns support the small homes long sight lines and sense of spaciousness despite its small size. Photo credit: Art Gray of Art Gray Photography.

Extended Viewing Hours & Seattle Information Table

This home is open for viewing both Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th. In addition, representatives from Artisans Group will be in the Hale's Ales gallery from 11am to 5pm on Saturday answering questions about the Passive House building standard. 


Please note that this home is on Shaw Island in the San Juans. You can check the ferry schedule here. If you have trouble finding the house, please call Randy Foster at (360) 870-2526 or Tessa Smith at (360) 870-6280 for directions, either Saturday or Sunday.


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