Skaha Lake, OK Falls British Columbia 2700 sf

This family’s country vacation property came from the farmhouses of the wine regions in Southern France and Italy, where the material palette is very simple: local stone and timber. Open layout, transparency, floor to ceiling glass, and a covered colonnade with exterior living spaces integrate the indoor and outdoor rooms into one “living pavilion”. The effect is constructed by sliding glass panels, which completely stack away. The entire 60’ waterside of the property opens easily to the breezes coming off the lake, cooling the home without the need for air conditioning.

This house was an opportunity to explore a house as an open shelter rather than enclosure. The result is a living pavilion suited to the climate and character of the region.