A Mountain Retreat with Scandinavian Influences
This home is perfection. And I'm not just saying that to get you to read this post. There aren't many homes I can truly say this about (ask my husband ;), but I wouldn't change a thing!
This mountain home was designed as a contemporary family ski cabin in British Columbia. The clients wanted a light-filled, warm, and modern feel, and interior design firm Sophie Burke Design took that to the max. Light woods, natural fabrics, and understated furnishings give it a lovely Scandinavian aesthetic. They used locally sourced materials throughout, including ceramics from a local artist, locally-grown whitewashed Hemlock millwork, and a Vancouver Island marble. Organic and natural materials were brought in to give a sense of warmth and ground the design to it's location. Intentional touches like fluffy sheepskins and knotted rugs make each room cozy.
The other beautiful thing about this home is it's use of innovative and eco-friendly building practices. The long winters make the location ideal for skiing, but also make the building season very short. So the architect, Cedric Burgers, designed the house as several prefabricated volumes that could be assembled quickly onsite. Solar panels provide some of the electricity, and other architectural features such as the roof line and windows are tailored to the harsh climate.
The result is a simply stunning retreat that welcomes you warmly despite it's cold setting. Enjoy!