Hornby Island //

This contemporary West Coast cottage is an ideal island escape. With its low profile and locally milled cedar siding and hemlock soffits, the home sits easily in its forested setting, with living areas oriented toward stunning ocean views.

Two-tiered sloped roofline offers visual interest outside and vaulted ceiling inside; natural light floods the interior from full-height great room windows, skylights and transom windows. Open-layout kitchen with adjacent dining features edge-grain fir cabinets with under-cabinet LED lighting and waterfall edge Cambria quartz counters, undermount sink and stainless appliances. Full-height cabinets and extra-deep island with storage front and back maximize space within the smaller footprint.

Fir-trimmed windows and doors and hemlock ceiling tie the interior to the treed setting outside, echoed in the warm earth tones of the heated, slate-look porcelain tile underfoot. Beautiful yellow cedar posts lend a rustic charm repeated in custom cedar doors and exposed beams, leading the eye from inside to outside. Warm, neutral tones provide the perfect backdrop to picture-perfect views. The master suite of this three-bedroom, two bath home is designed as a restful forest escape. The ensuite boasts a contemporary stand-alone tub before a large picture window overlooking the private site, walk-in shower with subway tile surround and pebble tile underfoot.

The main bath features custom edge-grain fir vanity with Cambria counter, distinctive vessel sink and circular mirror suspended above. Driftwood-inspired horizontal tile surrounds the frameless walk-in shower. Additional features include a green car-charging station and post-beach outdoor shower.