Gambier House

Gambier Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location
  • Gambier Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Year
  • 2008
  • This project page was created by community member Turkel Design

    Imagine a contemporary cedar and glass house on a remote island, nestled into a steep hillside of fir trees overlooking the ocean below. It would be the perfect weekend refuge from a hectic urban work life.

    A city-dweller in British Columbia, dreamed of such an escape, but it wasn’t until he discovered Turkel Design and their partnership with Dwell that he was able to do more than dream.

    Building a house in such a challenging location required precise siting, a sensitive design philosophy, and materials delivered by barge to a remote island.

    Photo Courtesy of Turkel Design
    Photo Courtesy of Turkel Design
    Photo Courtesy of Turkel Design
    Photo Courtesy of Turkel Design
    Photo Courtesy of Turkel Design
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    Turkel Design
    Since 2005, Joel Turkel and Turkel Design have been Dwell’s leading architectural partners in creating prefabricated homes that reflect the brand’s vision for modern design. In recognition of the partnership's tenth year, Dwell and Turkel Design launched an exclusive collaboration: Dwell Prefab featuring the Axiom Series. Turkel Design is a residential design practice that is redefining what is possible in procuring a new home. Using a clear menu of fixed-fee services to guide our clients through a simple interactive design process, we leverage the predictability of pre-fabrication to control cost, quality and timing. Our unique systematized method assures the delivery of a high-quality home and beautiful contemporary design to our clients, wherever they are. For more information, please visit us at or give us a call at (617) 868 - 1867
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