|Interior||Sophie Burke Design|
From inception this house had an ambitious brief: Create a warm, light-filled family ski cabin incorporating the best locally sourced natural materials, that meets leading eco-friendly standards. The result is something truly unique: a contemporary family home that integrates the most innovative building practices without feeling compromised or industrial.
Locally sourced hemlock, whitewashed and used for all interior millwork, along with marble from Vancouver Island create a soft Scandinavian aesthetic that is still very West Coast and adds local context to this iconic location. SBD worked with the builders to create practical details such as concealed solid baseboards and casings that look like seamless drywall returns but withstand wear and tear.
On a design level, SBD added organic, natural elements through the selective use of materials and finishes. The den for instance, a room with minimal natural light, has grey wool wallcovering and a built-in sofa to ensure it feels comfortable and warm. The powder room, eating nook and bunkbeds are clad in solid hemlock to add warmth and texture.
SBD was involved in every aspect of design. From layout, space planning, staircase and millwork to the bedding, towels, artwork and vases – the team executed a vision of serene simplicity and warmth.