Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Located in Vancouver Island's Cadboro Bay neighborhood, the Spindrift Residence's two-and-a-half acre site has spectacular waterfront views of
Haro Strait and San Juan Island. Designed for a family of four, the floor plan spreads out, primarily on one level, giving each room exposure
to the views. The house tucks into the slope of the site reducing the overall mass from the street front. A private landscaped courtyard, protected
from ocean shore breezes, is created between the main living spaces and the swimming pool wing. The angle of the custom roof trusses at the pool and
children's bedrooms is designed to optimize southern exposure for roof-mounted solar hot water tubes which heat the swimming pool and domestic hot
water. Additional environmental strategies include passive natural ventilation, abundant day-lighting, geothermal and radiant heating, combined with
triple glazed windows throughout the home. Exterior materials were selected for their longevity and ease of maintenance, including architectural
concrete, terra cotta siding and zinc metal siding and roofing.
Currently under construction, the house is expected to be completed in 2013.