Saltwater Pass is a home where multiple generations of family and friends gather for relaxation and recreation. Located on the shoreline of San Juan Island, the home is comprised of three buildings under one sheltering roof organized to form an entry courtyard, a sunny wind-sheltered outdoor room often used for quiet reading or intimate dinner parties. Across an entry stairhall from the courtyard is the great room, the main home’s heart that combines living, dining, and cooking in one space. As comfortable for two as it is for 20, the great room opens to a broad terrace overlooking the play lawn and water beyond. To one side of the great room is the covered porch, its outdoor fireplace equally perfect for ghost stories and s’mores or a late night cocktail, which is also directly accessed from the guest home’s family room. Across the courtyard from the guest home is the bunkhouse, behind which is the autocourt and garage and a fenced vegetable and cutting garden. With the sea on one side, an orchard and field of unmown native grasses on the other, Saltwater Pass is very much a part of its place, “a quiet house” according to one of the owners’ good friends. We all like that description.