Beach Drive //

This four-storey custom home was uniquely designed for its challenging hillside site and to capture stunning ocean views, while the stone and cedar exterior is a contemporary addition to the coastal neighbourhood. Significant blasting was required, but rock was re-used for backfill and design features.

The calm, natural colour palette reflects the coastal location, with dramatic features like a multi-floor, silver elm feature wall behind the floating staircase, weathered cedar barn doors and distinctive Shadowline baseboard detail throughout.

The 5-bedroom, 4½ bathroom floorplan features top-floor living focused on water views. An elevator accommodates multiple storeys to let homeowners age in place – basement, ground-floor gym and media room, master suite and bedrooms above, with main living at the top. Fir beams, vertical grain fir ceiling and window trim, and engineered hardwood bring the outside in, echoing tones and materials outside expansive windows.

HRV, in-floor heat, low-E windows and eco-bat insulation maximize efficiency against ocean winds.

The heart of the home – the bright, contemporary kitchen – opens directly to the pool through accordion-style Nana doors, with dining and living rooms opposite. Walk-in pantry, roomy island with prep area and seating, warm-grey, waterfall-edge quartz counters, shaker cabinets and flush-front stainless appliances enhance style and function.

Outside, a hot tub affords spectacular views from above the home. Below, a natural rock outcrop creates a unique grotto setting, providing privacy and protection from the elements for the partially solar-heated pool. Large, irrigated planters feature low-maintenance plantings, complementing the natural elements. //