Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design

Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design

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Located on the old Wakefield Inn site, forty-six residences comprised of nine single-family homes, ten duplex units and twenty-seven triplex units are terraced from the shore up to the Sunshine Coast Highway at the top of the property.

Curving vaulted roofs highlight the exposed timber structures, permit north facing clerestories that balance the south light and ventilation from the seaside and create sensuous and embracing spaces.

The sustainable initiatives incorporated as part of a commitment to the community and the environment include geo-thermal heating and cooling, green roofs, recycled materials from the former Wakefield Inn, use of wood and timbers supplied by local mills and locally sustainable forests, and factory pre-fabrication of timber structures and some buildings.

The curved roofs are the most visual icons of the project and timber technology made it possible for them to be built economically and beautifully. Throughout Wakefield Beach Homes it’s the exposed wood surfaces and details that give the buildings their warmth and make them a joy to inhabit.

The curved roofs were carefully composed as they became the landscape vista on the terraced site, glinting in the sun and moonlight like the breaking waves coming off the Pacific.

Wood Materials used in the project are:

  • Conventional dimensional Lumber
  • 2X6 T&G decking
  • Clear fir trims and details
  • Fir cabinets & doors
  • Fir log posts
  • Maple flooring
  • Cedar Shingles, exterior trim, and exterior decking
  • Cedar landscaping screens and split cedar fencing

Design Team:


Helliwell + Smith:
Blue Sky Architecture
4090 Bayridge Avenue
West Vancouver BC
Canada V7V 3K1
Phone: 604-921-8646
Fax: 604-921-0755

Teryl Mullock Architect Ltd.
Ste3-4720 Sunshine Coast Highway
Sechelt, BC
Canada V0N 3A2
Phone: 604-885-6465
Fax: 604-885-4312


Chiu Hippmann Engineering Inc.
1030 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver V6H 1A3
Phone: 604-737-9830
Fax: 604-737-9832


Wakefield Beach Homes
Phone: 604-741-9898