Built on a sloped lot with prior landslide issues, this home was an exciting challenge for Coates Design Architects. As the residence has direct beach access, this hillside home was designed with the sensitive shoreline environment in mind. The homeowners were a young family, searching for an open concept house plan that maximized their stunning 180 degree view of the Puget Sound. The team took on the task by incorporating 50 foot pilings to account for the sloped lot, and designing an open living space with double-high ceilings to achieve an unhindered view that places residents right on top of the water. Overcoming the challenges of the lot showcases Coates Design’s ability to design and implement custom house plans on complex sites.