Land and water meet at Aquaterra, a 7000 sq. ft. single-family home located in Gordon Point Estates in Victoria. Inspired by true west coast contemporary design, interior and exterior details highlight the surrounding natural environmental features, creating a stunning collaboration of wooden, glass, metal and stone elements that mix and mingle with cohesion and balance. The exterior feels clean yet organic, complimenting the look and feel of the other homes at Gordon Point Estates, while still maintaining a strong distinction of its own. Warm red cedar siding and locally-sourced natural stone wainscoting offer a balanced contingent of natural elements true to the west coast. Mirrored by the home’s surroundings, large oversized wood frame windows, floating roof-ridge skylights and glass railings throughout highlight the clear ocean outlook, visible from both inside and outside the home. The outdoor living areas span more than 2,600 square feet, almost entirely made up of natural stone guiding visitors down to the private beach access below.
Inside the home, clean and open spaces allow growing room for a busy family of five. The interior is rich in contemporary details that have been thoughtfully-executed for lasting durability, taking into account the everyday wear and tear that comes with having active children. Expansive main floor living areas are highlighted by a 29’ high ceiling in the living and great room and Douglas fir tresses and unique roof-ridge skylight. An upper floor mezzanine and open stringer staircase connects the four bedrooms upstairs with the main floor, allowing light to reach even the furthest most north spaces in the home. A main floor office and a separate den, reserved for family time, creatively house plenty of built-in storage for the family’s everyday needs.
Downstairs, a haven for entertaining boasts a top of the line home theatre, wet bar and sitting area, complete home gym and seasonal storage, with gas fireplace and patio access.Throughout the home, environmentally-minded features were incorporated in the design including in-floor radiant heat and a heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system. Use of locally-sourced and recyclable materials, provides peace of mind to the owners that they have created a home conducive to healthy living while supporting the local economy.