Modern Beach House, Bowen Island, Canada
Modern Beach House on Bowen Island is modernism at its best. Custom built in 2012 by renowned Canadian architecture firm superkül inc and landscape architect Janet Rosenberg, the home is both contemporary and minimalist with an indoor-outdoor design that allows guests to connect with nature without forgoing everyday comforts.
The beach home sleeps up to 6 people comfortable in three bedrooms, each with queen sized bed. 2 bathrooms with European rain shower heads and an outdoor hot tub complete the experience. Nine foot high lift-and-slide wooden doors open up the interior to a deck that appears to float in the Douglas Fir canopy. A star filled horizon is revealed through glass walls in every room.
The home offers spectacular scenery all year round. In winter, guests can relax in the large living room by the two-sided wood burning fireplace. In summertime, there is a private beach at the base of the home that is totally secluded from neighboring views. The house has heated stone floors, 14-foot ceilings, and equipped with surround sound audio, cable, Wi-Fi, and top of the line appliances.
The island abounds with trails, rolling hills, and amazing scenery. Kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, trail riding, and biking are just a few of the activities available. For those who want a slower-paced adventure, there are also opportunities for whale watching, bald eagle viewing, sailing, crabbing, oyster harvesting, and even golfing. World class alpine-style skiing is just minutes away in Whistler via the Sea to Ski highway.
Bowen Island is a 20-minute ferry ride from Vancouver, but guests can also choose to arrive via their own boot; a private mooring is available right in front of the house. Cooking and butler services are available upon request.