Houzz Tour: All Glass Outside, Warm Wood Inside

Feature article on our Gulf Island's Residence

"The Gulf Islands make up a scenic spot between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia in Canada. The area begs for something rustic, like a log cabin, and such was the first inclination of clients working with RUFproject on their 5,600-square-foot house.

But the clients were torn between that traditional type and a modern villa, two seemingly irreconcilable opposites. RUFproject responded with a design rooted in local traditions (particularly longhouses) and influenced by modern Canadian architects, like Ronald Thom and Arthur Erickson, who worked in distinctive West Coast style.

pressSean Pearson