We were asked to design a new house and boathouse in place of an existing cottage on a beautiful island property in Eel Bay. The clients desired a traditional aesthetic, thus the house design was developed with an arts and crafts style. We sited the new house in the location of the existing house in an effort to save old growth trees on the island. As the house and boathouse were sited so near each other, we connected them with a stair tower and bridge. The stair tower was designed to be large enough for a library/office on the top floor and a small workout room on the dock level.