The ground floor contains the living room the dining area and the kitchen along with two bedrooms for the kids. The top level houses the master suite along with the gorgeous rooftop garden.
The ingenious gas stove addition in the living room also doubles as a smart divider between the living and dining spaces and the and give the home a hint of sustainability. The use of natural pine wood obtained locally and other eco-friendly materials used in shaping the also helped in cutting down the carbon footprint of this elegant contemporary home set in an idyllic landscape.
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.
While the exterior of the house is draped in wood the interior has a more modern appeal with concrete and glass being used in a balanced fashion. Adjoining the living room on the lower level is a beautiful dining space that is illuminated by the iconic Caboche Chandelier and the Arco-style floor lamp in the living room adds to the elegance of the space. The living area is visually connected with the large deck outdoors while a modern kitchen gaming room and utility space are located on the opposite side of this floor.
Built on a budget of the modern residence is spread across two different levels with each floor adapting to the various uses of the homeowners with ease. The street façade of the house offers ample privacy while the Finnish wood panels lend a sense of inviting warmth.
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!
Warm wooden panels exposed concrete walls large sliding glass doors and plush decor ensure that there is ample textural contrast throughout the house. With the distant sea acting as the backdrop the open living area kitchen and dining space are indeed a visual delight!