Project Status: Completed 2015
Location: Kootenay Bay, BC
Many of the lakeside properties lining the edges of Kootenay Lake are perched on steep, rocky ground and offer dramatic views to mountainous peaks in this region . This site near Kootenay Bay is no exception. Faced with a challenging site and difficult access, the design process began with making access to the house as easy as possible while maximizing views to the lake and minimizing the amount of cut and fill required for a solid foundation. An elevated walkway approaching the house and stepped main floor plan brings the entry closer to the driveway and improves access. Expansive decks towering over the ground below provide ample room for leisure and entertaining. Inside, a large curtain wall in the dining room creates a carefully framed view of the preeminent glaciated peaks of Kokanee Provincial Park. This contemporary home brings the luxuries of modern living to a remote and wild natural setting.