Seaside Hill Top

Sooke Hills

On the peak of a hill over looking the ocean sits this little gem. It is the type of space that generates its own energy, it feels like good art feels. The details look simple, but look close: they were hard fought to achieve.  To give perspective by way of some numbers:  all doors and windows are 9' in height, the house has 27 elevations, it was a two-year project and the plans and details read like a novel. In the end, I am overjoyed that is looks like it grew there on the hill, and shines bright in its "perfection of execution".

Sooke 01 Home - dwellThe Sooke house, made for a woman and her dog sits on a rocky knoll where the forest meets the sea. A small clearing nested among the trees upon the knoll provides slices of ocean and mountains through the trunks of the large pacific northwest rainforest. These fractured and partial perceptions of the forest and its surroundings gave us inspiration to design a house that framed discreet experiences; as a way to make present the maxim that you cannot see the forest through the trees...” Read the Full Article from dwell

Sooke Hills home named one of Canada's Top 10 Houses in 2019 by Dezeen magazine

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Paul rose to the challenge of executing a difficult design by my architect. His high standards, experience, efficiency, creativity and, at times, patience were welcomed. The result is spectacular and I am delighted.

Pat Wiltshire