Gulf Island Home

VANCOUVER, BC​
SIZE: 2,250 SF
YEAR: 2009

VANCOUVER, BC  |  SIZE: 2,250 SF  |  YEAR: 2009

This contemporary home was designed to touch lightly on a serene ocean view site in the Gulf Islands on Canada’s West Coast. The single storey exposed glulam post and beam structure sits atop concrete post footings and is accessed by an entry bridge for added effect. The low slope metal roof opens out toward the ocean views providing dramatic 14’ ceilings within, and large 8’ cantilevers beyond sheltering generous outdoor living spaces. The plan is comprised of 2 distinct structures; Living/Kitchen and adjoining master suite in the first and a guest suite that doubles as a second Living Space in the second. These are linked together by an interior foyer link, featuring floor to ceiling windows with views to the ocean. In the space beneath the house, where the land falls away from the floor plate, the owners incorporated a hobby room & wood shop facing the ocean and accessed from a separate exterior. 

The Design

Notable Features

Low Slope Metal Roof
Exposed Glulam Post and Beam
Ocean Views
Touches Lightly on the Site

Interior

KitChen / Dining

Living Space

Exterior

ARCHITECT LAMOUREUX ARCHITECT INC.

This contemporary home was designed to touch lightly on a serene ocean view site in the Gulf Islands on Canada’s West Coast. The single storey exposed glulam post and beam structure sits atop concrete post footings and is accessed by an entry bridge for added effect. The low slope metal roof opens out toward the ocean views providing dramatic 14’ ceilings within, and large 8’ cantilevers beyond sheltering generous outdoor living spaces. The plan is comprised of 2 distinct structures; Living/Kitchen and adjoining master suite in the first and a guest suite that doubles as a second Living Space in the second. These are linked together by an interior foyer link, featuring floor to ceiling windows with views to the ocean. In the space beneath the house, where the land falls away from the floor plate, the owners incorporated a hobby room & wood shop facing the ocean and accessed from a separate exterior.

Notable features: low slope metal roof, exposed glulam post and beam, ocean views, touches lightly on the site

ARCHITECT LAMOUREUX ARCHITECT INC.