Bainbridge Bay is a community of three buildings, a vegetable garden, a chicken coop, and a large sunny terrace all gently stepping up the hillside and arranged to form a south-facing courtyard. At the brow of the hill overlooking a forested slope down to the water is the house, its dining area perched like a treehouse and its living room opening to outdoor space on all sides. Several steps away and up the hill is the garage and wood shop with a south-facing roof angled just right for solar panels above second floor guest rooms. Across the courtyard is the artist studio and vegetable garden, sited to be just a little farther away from activity of the house but also for optimum light – south for the garden and north for the studio. Taking its design inspiration from vernacular architecture of southern France, all three buildings generously incorporate wood from trees cut, milled, and dried on the property and a color palate that is warm and friendly on Pacific Northwest days both sunny and gray.