This recently completed modern cabin serves as a getaway for a couple living in Vancouver, BC. who longed for a simple dwelling to escape their hectic urban lives. The cabin is a long rectangular volume with a shed roof facing spectacular views of Salt Spring Island and the Salish Sea. Situated below the access road, the structure is nestled into the surrounding landscape making it feel unobtrusive and purposeful. The rectangular plan is separated by a fully glassed entry area providing views toward the lake and ocean as well as a covered outdoor area with skylight. To one side of the entry, a self-contained guest suite offers privacy for visitors and family while the other side of the entry provides access to the living spaces, office, and master bedroom. A long deck runs parallel with the house on the view side spanning the gully below and allowing for access via large sliding doors from all rooms.
View from the access road above, frame the black metal roofs of house and shed. St. Mary Lake seen in background. Skylight over outdoor covered deck is visible at right side of roof.
Entry area at left with guest suite door at right and firepit in front of the house. Vertical black stained western red cedar siding wraps all exterior walls.
View from gully below the house toward the sliding doors and natural cedar deck.
The home is situated low into the sloping landscape to provide an inconspicuous presence to those passing by.
Entry area seen at the right side of the home with glimpses through the clouds to the view below.
Entry area featuring views through the house toward the outdoor covered deck.
A skylight over the deck provides natural light while a wall-mounted heater provides warmth during cooler months. The firewood storage niche on the shed can be seen across the driveway. Naturally-stained Western red cedar soffits provide a warm contrast to the black-stained wood siding.
View of kitchen and outdoor covered deck through window. Grey quartz countertops and walnut cabinetry are featured throughout the house.
Glimpses of the forest framed through clear backsplash window.
Kitchen with pantry and storage closets at right. A slice of the entry area can be seen from the island. Polished concrete floors with charcoal colour additive provides a cool contrast to the walnut millwork.
Impressive views via dining room. Wood deck can be accessed through sliding glass doors. All windows and doors are wood frame with black aluminum cladding at exterior. Interior frames are stained to match wood siding.
Living room fireplace and media centre. A grey quartz hearth and mantle frame the fireplace and firewood storage niche while sliding cabinet doors above contain shelving and media centre.
Living room view through sliding glass doors to wood deck.
View from bedroom with neighbours grazing outside.