San Juan Islands Residential House Design
A contemporary approach to Classic Island Home Design. We use 3D computer design to create plans for custom homes and remodels. We are skilled in making the probable possible.
With a passionate belief that great design rooted to its environment can enhance lives and make a difference to those that use and engage with it, our process involves examining each project’s context in order to come up with design solutions that feel appropriate to the situation at hand. Using cutting edge 3d computer design to create inspired and resolved architecture. Founded in 2008, Habitat Designs llc has established a reputation for delivering quality innovative design solutions.
San Juan Island
After living overseas in Asia for years we feel grateful everyday to call San Juan Island our home. Blessed to be able to live and practice architecture in such a stunning natural setting. Every project seems to be in its own special Island environment. We have designed homes on many of the islands Mountaintops, Valleys and Shoreline. Our specialty is designing a home that really fits and responds to this spectacular natural environment. I have thoroughly enjoyed raising my two daughters on this island with my wife Vail a practicing Real Estate Broker.
Design Build Partnership
Our design process is influenced by years of experience as a team member for "Ravenhill Construction" the award winning preeminent construction firm in the San Juan Islands . Jonathan spent 10 years responsible for designing budgeting and managing the in house design projects. Habitat Designs llc and the current owners of "Ravenhill" continue to closely partner and collaborate on custom design builds. Click the link to see and example of our collaboration in the "Tower House".
We are certified as a "Built Green" . Knowledgeable in green home building and design efficiency. As well, Jonathan was responsible for leading the "Natural Balance Home" to a "LEED" Platinum certification. The highest and most intensive level of green building certification in the world. Habitat Designs is also a "Greenshores" for homes verifier that specializes in green waterfront shoreline development.
Habitat Designs has also supported and guided the San Juan Island Home trust in certifying their Sunrise development to the Evergreen Standard of home efficiency.
CADY MOUNTAIN TREE HOUSE
SHAW ISLAND A FRAME
WESTSIDE BRIDGE HOUSE
MODERN ISLAND CABIN
MOUNT DALLAS ESTATE
TRADITIONAL MID SIZED HOUSE
MODERN RANCH HOUSE
MODERN ISLAND STYLE CABIN
From the beginning, our collaboration with Jonathan Hu ( Habitat Designs llc) on design was a fun an illuminating adventure. We wanted to create a structure that would coexist naturally with the oak groves, meadows, and rocky terrain of the land. Jonathan was able to juggle all the variables and my strong opinions in mind, while gently correcting course to the realities of home construction.
Owner: tower house
Jonathan is a true professional who will work with you to create and formulate a vision for your specific needs. He not only has talent and focus, but personal skills that bring the project together for the client without ‘worries’. The end result can be no less than fabulous!
Owner: Rainbows End
Shaw Island Remodel
Shaw Island Remodel