This stunning two-level contemporary home sits on a serene tidal estuary in Esquimalt Harbor in scenic View Royal, British Columbia. Chris Walker, of Christopher Walker Developments sought to create a tranquil structure that was a fusion of Asian inspired architecture and contemporary design from the West Coast.
Incorporating some of the latest in environmentally conscious building practices, the home features sleek sophisticated styling combined with the warmth of finely crafted wood interior detailing, making the residence truly one of a kind.
With breathtaking views, the home’s clean line architecture utilizes plenty of expansive windows and doorways to bring in natural light. Edge grain, Douglas fir veneer wood detailing works to achieve a distinctly “zen” ambiance throughout the home.
On the second floor, a stunning indoor/outdoor gas fireplace is accented by two custom five-foot wide grand sliding glass doors with off-center pivots, creating a seamless flow between the living room and the adjacent outdoor gathering area – effectively blending two spaces into one.
The eye-catching two-sided fireplace also needed to provide comfort and warmth to both spaces, especially with a four-season climate in View Royal. According to Chris Walker, the fireplace is more than aesthetic – it also serves to keep the space accessible during cooler seasons.
Chris Walker, Christopher Developments
Since 1992, British Columbia-based Christopher Developments has been designing and building meticulously crafted homes that are truly inspiring. From conceptualization to completion, Chris Walker and team ensure the highest standard of quality is maintained in every detail, no matter how small. From the blueprints they design, to the jackets they wear, they’re not afraid to stamp their name on any aspect of the job with pride and integrity.
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