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Breathtaking warm wood home

Designed by architect Brian Hemmingway, this warm wood home reflects the essence of Japanese style.


The use of timber for construction means less energy and less emissions where indigenous, sustainably managed timber is used. Since trees absorb carbon as they grow a home constructed of timber offers a lower carbon footprint that conventional brick and mortar construction.

Situated on the waterfront, this residence is constructed indigenous Douglas fir from the surrounding areas, and steel and glass walls. While the interior is designed to be modern and comfortable, the floor plan and exterior design incorporates a Japanese pagoda style of design that is open and bright.  

The residence offers a comfortable lifestyle and all the necessary elements for entertaining - both indoors and out.

The lower level has high ceilings with exposed beams and a continuous skylight along the full length of the living areas. An expansive space incorporates the living, dining room and open kitchen.

In the living space a stone clad fireplace dominates the area and complements the light, natural stone flooring installed throughout. The dining room is highlighted with a dramatic arrangement of pendant lights set a differing heights.

The kitchen features solid fir windows and doors and is fitted with custom cabinetry and modern appliances. The large centre island dominates the space and also doubles as a breakfast bar. 





The lower level features 4 bedrooms, a guest bathroom and gorgeous master bathroom with Roman tub and open shower. Granite tops in a mottled grey feature and custom cabinets in both bathrooms carry through the theme from other rooms in this family home.


Additionally, the home features state-of-the-art amenities such as a geothermal heating and cooling system, as well as an automated lighting system.



The landscaped gardens that surround the property reflect the style of the house and incorporate Japanese elements. Minimal planting, abundant water features and a Koi pond offer a calm, tranquil setting.


The indoor living and dining areas flow seamlessly onto the pergola topped verandah where the family can dine or relax outdoors on hot summer days. A fully fitted outdoor kitchen provides all the necessary mod cons for extended outdoor entertaining and relaxation.