The Mission

Develop a 100-lot waterfront community situated on a spectacular 23-acre, high-bank waterfront hillside property overlooking the Guemes Channel and the San Juan Islands. The site is located in Anacortes, Washington, approximately 90 miles north of Seattle. It also lies within the rain shadow of the Olympic Peninsula, which provides a year-round temperate climate with somewhat moderate rainfall.

The Solution

Based on the principles of traditional neighborhood design, the houses at San Juan Passage offer classic architecture with pedestrian-friendly landscaped streets that intersect with parks and trails leading to a high-bank park overlooking the water. View corridors open to expansive waterfront vistas, where the best views have been preserved for all to enjoy.

At the top of the site, a gracefully landscaped entryway leads directly to an arrival area and vehicle turn-out with spectacular views of the San Juan Islands. A shoreline trail through an adjacent wetland nature preserve connects the community to the nearby Washington State Ferry terminal serving the San Juan Islands and Victoria, British Columbia.

The Details

San Juan Passage gave us the opportunity to donate land to the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve and make a significant contribution toward building the area’s new Guemes Channel Trail.