Project: Wake Residence, Bowen Island BC (project team: Dan Parke and Joe Wolkosky)
Contractor: Valek Fine Homes
A couple, downsizing from their family home in Whistler, bought a large park-like lot to build their new home. They specifically wanted a very compact and cosy house — they are avid sailors and were accustomed to small but well designed spaces. Covered decks at the front and rear give protection from the frequent rain. The rain is also a blessing though — it is collected from the roof and stored in a large below grade concrete cistern under the front deck, and the rainwater alone is enough to provide for all their household needs. The house is insulated with high R value spray foam, and the most of the heating is provided by a wood stove.
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