Pacific Serenity Surrounds The Ridge House
Constructed in 2009, the tranquility of Pacific sea and island life surrounds you in almost every room of this modern marvel of architecture officially named as the Ridge House by the designers of the house, Simcic + Uhrich Architects.
Rather than simply offering access to the incredible coastal Pender Island views surrounding this estate, the architects wove the surroundings into every aspect of the home’s design, where one plays perfectly off the other.
You’re not merely a spectator but are instead a part of the Pacific marine life that teems and thrives all around you, including orcas and soaring seabirds.
Texture and nature collide on Pender Island
Located on a ridge, drenched in sunlight, this modern architectural masterpiece is intricately carved into the land on which it resides, and the unique roofline design evokes a sense of constant change and movement. The exterior design, which reflects variations in texture from the use of glass, aluminium, concrete, stucco and slate cladding, is indicative of the diverse natural areas surrounding this Pender Island luxury property.
This three-bedroom, two bathroom home is set on a piece of land totalling more than 2.5 acres, and has a square footage of 2589 square feet, along with an abundance of outdoor entertaining areas that allow you to enjoy the Southern Isle landscape that surrounds you.
The ridgetop location allows for full north/south exposure, and clear sightlines are carried throughout much of the home, with very few obstructions to your ability to constantly absorb the island surroundings. This distinctive home is also designed as an homage to the pristine surroundings, with its eco-friendly design and thermal balance.
To the north this home includes a reflection pool along with a floating slate patio, and the south includes an expansive covered patio and an outdoor kitchen, which makes the perfect spot for entertaining, framed by views of the sea and the mountains.
The primary living area is open-concept, with high ceilings and wood beams that serve as frames for the vast walls of glass that engulf you. There’s a dramatic sense of contrast found throughout the home, with crisp white walls being paired with rich, decadent Brazilian black slate floors and wood beams. The glass walls allow you to seamlessly be interjected into the north and south courtyards that flank either side of this property.
The gallery-like living area spills into the gourmet kitchen, which features state-of-the-art built in appliances including an induction countertop, wine refrigeration, sleek, custom cabinetry, Carrara countertops and Schonbek light pendants.
High-end finishes and impeccable details
It’s evident that each feature and fixture in this home has been selected with the utmost attention to not only form and function, but also longevity and eco-friendliness, including the Gessi faucets and Catalano sinks. While the materials used in the design of the kitchen are beautiful, they’re simple, minimalist and European in their style, which ensures that the kitchen is a usable space with abundant storage, but that the views remain the dominant feature.
An impressive fireplace located in the family room boasts a richly textured façade that feels as if it was carved into the home, much like the worn grooves found on the rocky areas of Pender Island.
Adjacent to the dual-sided fireplace is a den/home theater with a massive drop-down projection TV and surround sound audio technology. While there is a dimmer feeling in the home theater, there are still framed views of the wooded areas that envelop the home, so you’re never far from nature wherever you might be located within the luxurious estate.
A dynamic luxury home filled with life
As you move through each of the three bedrooms in this home, you’ll discover a sense of dynamic life that pulses throughout the property. There’s an ever-changing natural backdrop evoking the feeling the home itself is alive with a feeling of beauty, mystery and seductiveness.
It’s not just the walls of glass that allow you to truly immerse yourself in the isle’s spectacular natural beauty; it’s also the selection of materials used throughout the design, which bring the outdoors in and vice versa, developing a sense of rhythmic harmony with the home and the island which surrounds it.
This property features architecture that expands your mind and allows you to delve into uncharted realms of home design, without traditional constraints or limitations.
Many of the rooms feature built-in details for functionality, such as the floating bed in one of the guest rooms, which sits just below a window that yet again offers an awe-inspiring view. It’s these built-in floating elements that continue to challenge the imagination within this home and redefine form and functionality.
The property is divided into two wings, one of which houses the private and luxurious master suite, and the other which is home to the guest rooms. The master suite also includes a dressing area and magnificent bathroom.
Each of the home’s two bathrooms is like a work of art, boasting a striking contrast between light and dark color palettes, eye-catching fixtures with sculptural lines, the use of opulent natural materials and a sense of layered dimensionality, which is paired with clean lines and a sense of simplicity.
The design, with a constant eye toward the environment, serves as a way to revive the spirit and look past the boundaries of traditional architecture, which is what makes this contemporary marvel such a standout.
Pender Island, The Southern Gulf Islands
Pristine serenity defines Pender Island, which like the majority of the Southern Gulf Islands includes a Mediterranean climate. The island is largely undeveloped and dotted with farmland, as well as rolling hills and wooded areas, lakes, small mountains, beaches and coves whittled into the shoreline.
Pender Island is just a short distance from both Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, and this premier location coupled with the superb waterfront views and a coastal lifestyle ensure real estate is in high demand here.
Many of the island’s residents are part-timers, meaning they visit in the summer, and during the colder months there’s a sense of solitude that cloaks Pender Island.
The island is accessible by ferry service provided by BC Ferries from Swartz Bay, which is near Victoria, as well as Tsawwassen, which is near Vancouver. You can also utilize seaplane and water taxi services to reach the island.
Sotheby's International Realty Canada
Listing this naturally inspired oasis is Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, boasting offices in 25 national markets, both residential and resort, and professional associates who provide the highest caliber of real estate service and international marketing solutions.
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