Nestled into the trees, the simple forms of this home on Gambier Island seem one with nature. Designed to collect rainwater and exhaust the home’s warm air in the summer, the double-incline roof is defined by exposed beams of beautiful Douglas fir.
The original plan was designed with a growing family in mind, but also works well for this client’s destination location and entertaining guests. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath home features ensuite bedrooms on both floors.
In the great room, an operable wall of glass opens the house onto a shaded deck, with spectacular views of Center Bay on Gambier Island. Above, the peninsula sitting area is the perfect tree-fort getaway, for conversation and relaxing. Open to the fireplace below and the trees beyond, it is an ideal go-away place to inspire and be inspired.
This custom home project was completed by My House Design Build Team Ltd. of Surrey, BC, Gambier Island home builders, Lindal home builders Vancouver.
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2012 CHBA BC Georgie AwardsBest Custom Home Valued $1,500,000-$3,000,000 (Winner)
Best Interior Design Custom Residence – New or Renovated (Winner)
Best Outdoor Living Space (Finalist)
2012 GVHBA Ovation AwardsBest Custom Home $1,000,000-$2,000,000 (Winner)
Best Outdoor Living Space – New or Renovated (Winner)
Best Special Feature – New or Renovated (Finalist)
Fortis BC Award for Excellence in Energy
Efficiency For New Construction (Finalist)
2012 NAHB – Best in Living AwardsGOLD Single Family: International (Winner)
GOLD Single Family: Built-Green Home (Winner)
SILVER Single Family: One-of-a-kind Custom (Winner)