designed by : marko simcic / brian broster
built in : 2009
a short blurb on the house from the real estate listing:
ridge house: one of the most important houses on the southern gulf islands, this sensational marko simcic / brian broster designed getaway thrills with visual, spatial and emotional impact. vast uplifting views set the tone for architectural performance and this dynamic modern residence clearly and confidently steps up to the cutting edge. set on a sun soaked ridge, the house speaks a language of shape & texture; form & function with an energizing spirit and seductive form that just may change the way you live. environmentally mindful design provides aesthetic and thermal balance through careful application of methods and materials. Interiors convey an unwavering contemporary design idiom while epic views are pure and indulgent…
perched on the crest of a bluff with dramatic 180 degree panoramic views across the pacific ocean, this stunning contemporary offers a dynamic living environment both indoors and out. In 2009, architects marko simcic and brian broster utilized this rare site to create a structure that maximizes the birds-eye views. nearly every room in the house gazes upon the pacific’s marine activity and wildlife, including orcas and seabirds. sun infuses this modern sanctuary and creates beautiful shafts of light that bounces off brilliant white walls and dances across brazilian black slate floors. the gallery-like entertaining areas with floor to ceiling glass walls open to north and south courtyards. the north featuring a large water pool with floating patio; the south offering an expansive covered patio with outdoor kitchen, which in turn, opens to a stunning backdrop of sea and mountains. the private wings at opposite ends of the house comprises a deluxe master suite with dressing area at one end and guest bedrooms with deluxe bath servicing the entire upper level of the home. this dramatic setting and visually stunning residence truly embodies all that the pacific northwest has to offer with a mediterranean microclimate and enchanted forest walking trails at your door! pender island is considered to be the jewel of the pacific northwest and offers some of the best boating waters and spectacular natural scenery in all of british columbia.
the house from below.
the living space is all open with expansive glazing on both sides.
the large undulating roof overhang provides excellent post-free weather protection for the patio area.