This breezy contemporary holiday home was designed by The Airey Group, with interiors by Marrimor Studio, located on South Pender Island, in British Columbia, Canada. Perched on a plateau that is over 100 feet above the ocean, the design of the home required it to be more minimal in design to blend into its natural environment. The 4,000 square foot dwelling features a drawn-from-nature color palette, with open, airy and cozy spaces throughout. Featuring a perfect balance between comfort and openness, while at the same time giving it’s inhabitants the privacy they need for both the homeowners and overnight guests. A central glass pavilion (shown in the image above) is the heart of the home, separating the family wing from the guest wing. Concrete flooring in the open plan living, dining and kitchen areas seamlessly extends out onto a spacious terrace that offers sweeping views over the rugged landscape and beyond to the ocean. A steep staircase leads to a path that takes you to the beach. Sliding glass doors opens the space up to the outdoors, allowing sea breezes, natural light and nature to makes its way in. This is a vacation home for a young professional family that likes to escape the hustle and bustle of Vancouver any chance they get, with only a 15 minute plane ride away!
The living room is defined by a large area rug, that adds warmth and comfort to the cold concrete flooring. This is a favorite spot for the homeowners and family friends to kick back and relax, enjoy the views and watch television while enjoying a roaring fire in the natural stone fireplace, a focal point to the space. The dining bench can be easily moved into the living area to allow for more seating if needed, making this home very flexible.
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What We Love: How the design of this home embraces and maximizes views and captures the natural light, with sleek and low-slung furnishings that doesn’t detract or obscure from the surrounding beauty. This is one vacation home that we would never want to leave! How about you, could you picture yourself living here?
Artful pendant light fixtures hanging over the dining table helps to the delineate the space without blocking the spectacular landscape views beyond. These fixtures are designed by Marset, check their where to buy section to see if they have a retailer in an area near you… or there is always shipping!
A powder room offers custom designed rift-cut white oak cabinets topped with white marble countertops with a gray veining.
The guest wing allows plenty of natural light… and nature to flood into the hallway and stairwell.
The master bedroom cantilevers out over the landscape with floor-to-ceiling glass windows creating a feeling of floating in the mature growth trees. The ceiling is clad with cedar panelling that extends out to the soffits for continuity. Concrete flooring is softened by a plush area rug, linen window treatments that drape onto the floor and cozy bed linens in soothing hues of taupe and grays. A chandelier suspended from the ceiling is a modern take on an antler chandelier that is characteristic in vacation cabins in the woods.
The master bathroom features travertine slab walls and ceiling tiles to match, with the color taking its cue from the rocky seascape just outside. A spa-like oasis with a walk-in steam shower and a window that opens to the outdoors to not only filter out excess humidity but to also give a greater feeling of immersion with nature.
Above is a cozy little nook in the guest/playroom featuring stylish poufs that are very flexible and mould into shape for comfort, sourced from Casalis.
The daughter’s bedroom offers a girly vibe with bright pops of pink and a playful chandelier on the ceiling. A bunk bed offers extra space for sleepovers, while cedar panelling on the ceiling infuses some warmth and texture into the space.
A guest bedroom features a sectional / sofa bed and tiered coffee table complimented by nature-inspired artwork on the walls, creating a stylish space to host overnight guests.
In the laundry room / mudroom, a built-in concrete bench allows the perfect spot to sit and take off shoes. Giant hooks that resemble lego are a playful addition to the space and offers a quick spot to hang a jacket, scarf, beach bag or even a purse.
Making the interior architecture visible from the outside through expansive floor-to-ceiling glass helps to connect the interiors with the exterior.
Photos: Courtesy of Marrimor Studio
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