A spectacular midcentury house perched on a hillside in British Columbia

midcentury modern home exterior

W O V E N Architecture and Design have created this amazing midcentury modern house set on a hillside with views of St Mary Lake in British Columbia, Canada. This modern cabin provides a getaway for a couple that resides in Vancouver who desired a simple and modern structure to escape from their chaotic city life.

This 1,604 square-foot dwelling takes the form of an elongated rectangular structure, with a gently sloping metal shed roof and exterior wood deck spanning a small ravine. Positioned below an access road above, the dwelling harmonizes with the terrain, to make it feel unobtrusive and purposeful.

midcentury modern home exterior landscape

A glass entryway divides the rectangular layout, framing lake, and ocean views, along with a covered outdoor area lit by a skylight. On one side, a private guest suite caters to guests, while the opposite side offers access to living spaces, an office, and the master bedroom. A lengthy deck parallels the house, reaching over a gully and connecting to all rooms through expansive sliding doors.

midcentury modern home exterior

Above: The dwelling is perched on the hillside, providing sweeping views of Salt Spring island and the Salish Sea beyond.

midcentury modern home exterior

What We Love: This midcentury house in British Columbia provides its inhabitants a tranquil space to retreat from city life to enjoy fireside moments, read, sip coffee, and watch as the sun sets and deer wander past. We love how this sleek pad is immersed in the surrounding landscape to create a harmonious connection with nature. Breathtaking views from this home’s perch provide an idyllic atmosphere for a getaway home.

Tell Us: Would this home be your idea of the perfect relaxing getaway to escape from city living? Let us know why or why not in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other incredible home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the province of British Columbia: A striking hillside house overlooks a serene lake in British Columbia and A glass and timber cabin cantilevers off of British Columbia’s serene coast.

midcentury modern home exterior with a gravel stone pathway

midcentury modern home exterior

A glass entry vestibule with a skylight above bisects the rectangular volume to create a dramatic entrance into the dwelling.

midcentury modern home exterior entry

midcentury modern kitchen

midcentury modern kitchen

midcentury modern kitchen

midcentury modern living room with a window view

The living and dining area features a contemporary wood fireplace with large sliding glass doors that leads out to the exterior wood deck.

midcentury modern living room with a fireplace

midcentury modern dining room with a window view

A fully covered outdoor space provides an area to sit outside with year-round protection from the elements. 

midcentury modern bedroom with a window view

This fabulous dwelling has two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.

midcentury modern home exterior hillside view

midcentury modern home exterior with a fire pit

midcentury modern home exterior

midcentury modern home exterior landscape


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9 months ago

Stunning home in a stunning landscape. Lucky homeowners!

Anneke Van de Laar
9 months ago

Deer in front of your bedroom window, fabulous! But….how many trees have had to make way for this house?