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Whale Watch From Any of This Home’s 3 Rooftop Decks

What’s better than a rooftop deck? Three of them. Each with its own sweeping view.

The Olympic Mountains. The Strait of Georgia. The shoreline of Victoria, Canada. And maybe a pod of orcas, if you’re lucky. You can see all of that (and much more) from one of this home’s three rooftop decks.

Located on the rocky shores of San Juan Island, Washington, this coastal retreat has a unique connection to the land it occupies — the home is built directly into the hillside, so it gracefully descends the ground’s natural slope.

A team of architects from Seattle-based firm Prentiss Balance Wickline worked on the design. Dan Wickline, one of the architects on the project, drew inspiration from the island’s stark natural beauty.  

“Rooted into a linear ravine on the site, the spaces of the...

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