This house was the recipient of the Interior Beauty of Wood Award by BC Wood Works.
Built on a rock outcropping next to a small stream and several trout ponds this house finds a slice of light within a forest setting. A low pitch roof follows the grade of the bedrock, while a simple rectangular floor plan is articulated with various bays, canopies and decks.
The clients, just back from 6 years overseas in Africa, desired a three bedroom plus guest room home on Bowen to raise their young family. Floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors inside and two 8’ by 6’ slider doors open the dining area up to the stream.
Minimal clearing and careful site planning place this house in harmony with its natural rain forest surroundings. A clever floorplan sets up a dramatic experience of arrival, entry and discovery as well as allows the children their own retreat space adjacent to their small but cozy bedrooms.
Grey steel siding, cedar beveled siding and a red screen at the entry speak to the owners Scandinavian heritage and love of natural and modern materials. Boxed windows punctuate a simple exterior cladding scheme and bring to life this simple yet elegant structure.
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