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Waterfront Hideaway

Guiding design principle was preservation of the site’s natural beauty. The client desired a home to entertain guests; located on Gambier Island, BC this post-and-beam home designed with modern free-flowing interior and uninterrupted glass walls blurs the line between indoor and outdoor. The open-concept plan with dual sloped roof creates comfortable interior volume. A loft floats above the kitchen overlooking the 2-story living room where a metallic tile-faced fireplace extends floor-to-ceiling. Custom wenge cabinetry conceals kitchen appliances, but the Wolfe range is accentuated by stainless accent tiles. Materials and fixtures throughout are elegant and sophisticated but do not overpower the house or setting. The L-Shaped great room integrates with outdoors via 20’ doors. Glass rail of the second-storey deck disappears from view, suspending you in the trees. In the master ensuite expansive glass provides the feeling of a private outdoor shower, and translucent partitions create sophisticated privacy. Simple contemporary furniture was used to allow the setting to take center stage; but still offer comfort in a wilderness setting. Achieving minimized disturbance to the shoreline, and appearing inconspicuous to the roadside; dreams are realized in this hideaway, like a tree fort, anchored to the granite rock face, holding fast for generations.






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