Our Latest Work: Gabriola Ocean House
Vancouver Area Renovations Pros
Pacific Shoreline + West Coast Forest + Modern Luxury Home = A Dream Come True
Date Posted: August 8, 2022
Home Suite Home has undertaken a major renovation of the old cottage on a beautiful 0.55 acre walk-on waterfront property in the Twin Beaches neighbourhood on Gabriola Island.
In building and renovating this sophisticated and tranquil island home, we incorporated green and high-technology features that truly position this as a home for the 21st century.
These features incude a state-of-the-art modern hydronic heating system with warm board flooring throughout the home and two natural heat sources (hydronic solar and hydronic fireplace heating) supplemented with a high efficiency on-demand Navion propane boiler system.
We have a fully compliant rainwater collection system with a 14,000 gallon on-site water capacity storage system, which is supported by the installation of an EPDM rubber roof, allowing us to do our part on a gentler footprint of the island's aquifer.
The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1300 square foot floor plan is the perfect size for welcoming family and friends. In collaboration with Laura Vroom, we prioritized ease of maintenance and ensured that the home was built for the enjoyment and pleasure that we were seeking on our weekends and holiday times there. We are so happy with how it has turned out!
The 1600 square foot oceanside deck has such mesmerizing, panoramic views and interesting water activity. We enjoy the best summer sunsets and there is always something to look at on the water, be it the BC Ferries, the cargo ships or the seals, sea lions or orcas. One can sit on the deck for hours and never be bored. The infinity edge hot tub is enjoyable at all times of year as is stargazing from the comfort of the lounge area with its fire bowl.
The oceanside wall of the home absolutely justified an 18 foot wide expanse of accordion-style Euroline doors, giving the home and deck a true indoor-outdoor feel and connection. The roof of the house was also lifted 3 feet, adding to the open and expansive feel throughout.
In building this sophisticated and tranquil island home, we incorporated green and high-technology features that truly position this as a home for the 21st century.