Interior Beauty of Wood – Residential
The Ridge House Salt Spring Island. BC
The Ridge House is located on a spine of a rocky ridge running approximately east – west through a grove of small twisted arbutus, on Salt Spring Island, BC.
The door and window systems are integral with the timber frame structure. Great attention has been paid to details and craftsmanship resulting in a beautiful home balanced sensitively on its rocky forest ridge.
This house builds on the west coast modern traditions of extending the interior living environments into the site-specific landscape.
The roof rainwater is channeled into an exaggerated scupper, which in turn funnels the water into a pond floating on the terrace roof. This pond is centered on the hall axis through the house and when full of water acts as a small reflecting pond in celebration to our plentiful rainfall.
Wood Materials used in the house are:
- Douglas fir glulam beams
- Douglas fir Rafters
- 2X6 Douglas fir T&G decking
- Clear Douglas fir Window & door systems & structural mullions
- Douglas fir conventional framing
- 1X6 Clear Cedar Paneling & trim
- Clear Douglas fir & Cherry accents
- White Oak Floors
Helliwell + Smith:
Blue Sky Architecture
4090 Bayridge Avenue
West Vancouver BC
Canada V7V 3K1
Chiu Hippmann Engineering Inc.
1030 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver V6H 1A3
Gord Speed Construction
Pig & Whistle Timber Framing