This project was commissioned by a couple living in Vancouver who fell in love with Salt Spring Island (as many do) and decided to build their dream home on a beautiful high-bank waterfront lot overlooking views of Sansum Narrows and Vancouver Island beyond. The clients had an affinity for mid-century modern design and requested that the house be reminiscent of that style.

As one ascends the driveway an accessory building presents itself containing a garage and studio. A path leads from the accessory building to the house which is nestled into a rocky hill and surrounded by several large arbutus trees. The house is a U shape plan framing a courtyard overlooking the ocean. Living spaces are arranged at the centre or bottom of the U with 2 sleeping wings on either side projecting toward the ocean. Both the house and accessory building are clad in black vertical wood siding and protected by flat roofs with generous overhangs. Large sliding glass doors provide seamless transitions from inside to outside and maximize the natural light. Walnut flooring and cabinetry are featured throughout the home to provide a richness and warmth. This home is a tranquil setting to light a fire, have some wine, and watch the eagles soar in front of a backdrop of pacific north-west magic.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Flat RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, and Mid-Century Building Type. View from ocean side of home Photo  of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View from ocean side of home

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Mid-Century Building Type. View in landscape Photo 2 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View in landscape

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Mid-Century Building Type. View from Entry side Photo 3 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View from Entry side

Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, House Building Type, Flat RoofLine, and Mid-Century Building Type. View toward ocean Photo 4 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View toward ocean

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Mid-Century Building Type. View from rear Photo 5 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View from rear

Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Mid-Century Building Type, Shed Building Type, and Flat RoofLine. View of Garage Photo 6 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View of Garage

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, Mid-Century Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and House Building Type. View of Entry Photo 7 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View of Entry

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, Mid-Century Building Type, House Building Type, and Wood Siding Material. View from rear Photo 8 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View from rear

Modern home with Dining Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Wood Burning Fireplace. View of Great Room Photo 9 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View of Great Room

Modern home with Living Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Wood Burning Fireplace. View of Living Room Photo 10 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View of Living Room

View of Great Room and deck Photo 11 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2 modern home

View of Great Room and deck

Modern home with Medium Hardwood Floor. View of Kitchen Photo 12 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View of Kitchen

Modern home with Medium Hardwood Floor. View of Kitchen Photo 13 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View of Kitchen

Modern home with Medium Hardwood Floor. View of Kitchen Photo 14 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View of Kitchen

Modern home with Medium Hardwood Floor. View of window seat Photo 15 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2

View of window seat

View of Master Ensuite Photo 16 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2 modern home

View of Master Ensuite

View of Master Ensuite Photo 17 of Salt Spring Island Residence 2 modern home

View of Master Ensuite

Builder
  • Wilco Construction
Photographer

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • Partial Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury
  • Year
  • 2019
  • Square Feet
  • 2568