Boundary Point Cabin featured in Dwell

July 12, 2021
In 'A New Outlook,' writer Stacey McLachlan explores the design of this recently completed lakeside retreat in British Columbia.

“From the road, the carbon-black form practically disappears into the forest, but to walk through the house is to move from darkness to light, pulled by the eastern wall of windows that frames the lake down below and the wilderness across the way.”

High above Christina Lake, a beloved destination for outdoor enthusiasts, Boundary Point Cabin is a getaway for a young family who had made visits to the region over the years and fell in love with an idyllic, forested perch with panoramic views. Inspired by early explorations of the site with our clients, the cabin’s design responds to “a feeling of floating in the trees above the surface of the lake,” in the words of project manager Kyle Phillips, AIA.

In the article, our client, Lori Hudson, noted how her family was “drawn to the property” and the potential to create a special family retreat. Responding to the beauty of the surrounding landscape during summers on the lake, the home opens seamlessly to provide indoor/outdoor gathering spaces, while inside, filtered light and an organic material palette bring natural warmth. As Ray Calabro, FAIA, design principal for the project noted, the cabin “noses out of the forest just a little bit, like it’s peeking out of the trees,” creating a sheltered gathering place for the family that takes full advantage of its lakeside vantage point.

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Photo credit: Bryce Duffy

Dwell’s July/August issue is out this month; click below to read more about Boundary Point Cabin.