The house is a stunning example of modern architecture and peaceful island living. It was designed and built to fulfill the wishes of a young Vancouver couple with two children. Nothing is too complicated inside.
The rooftop terrace looks almost like an unfinished roof and its cool pergola-inspired design offers smart shade during the day and also lets in natural heat and light for the beautiful vegetable and fruit garden. This lovely blend of aesthetics and natural goodness turns the terrace into a serene and refreshing personal haven that has a style of its own!
A balanced use of stone wood and glass coupled with a design style that borrows from the woodsy winter retreat gives the villa an inimitable silhouette. The interior features an open-floor living area with a beautiful modern kitchen a stylish dining area and a spacious living zone.
The owners of this beautiful home initially wanted an interior with strong Moroccan flavor but as time went on they decided to move away from the dramatic bright colors and bold patterns in favor of a more rustic look. Soon they turned towards the traditional English style as it reminded the husband of his native country and also offered a lovely balance between the rustic and the modern.
The clean and simple lines that define the home are also reflected in the decor choices and colorful additions are kept to a bare minimum. A gorgeous dining area with an oversized pendant light and a kitchen with a long breakfast bar complete the lower level.
Presenting a sleek contemporary appeal from the outset the house paints a beautiful picture as the dark exterior complements the extensive use of glass in a balanced and aesthetic fashion. While the street façade of the house keeps away any prying eyes the backyard opens up to a lavish deck space complete with an outdoor lounge and a refreshing pool right next to it. An extensive garden around the house presents the perfect backdrop for this minimal home that charms with a smart use of diverse textures.
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms elegantly distributed over two stacked boxes perched on the rocky cliff. The open-plan kitchen and the living area have floor-to-ceiling windows to make sure you don’t miss the beauty of the scenery – the stunning lake and the surrounding mountains. But everything changes when you walk outside on the expansive roof decks and recharge your battery from this terrifically laid-back escape from the pressures of the real world.