William Head neighbourhood of Metchosin British Columbia Canada V9C 3Y8
MLS Number: 400322
Square Footage: 11975 Sq Ft
Property Type: Residential, Single Family Detached
An iconic canadian architectural monument perched upon a sprawling 67-acre oceanfront parcel at the southern end of Vancouver Island, minutes from British Columbiaâ€™s capital, Victoria. Punctuated by grand contemporary lines, the triumphant main residence is, according to itâ€™s award-winning designer, Marko Simcic, â€œsustainably entwinedâ€ with its site in the heart of one of Canadaâ€™s most endangered natural ecosystemsâ€”the Garry Oak savannah. Winner of the Canadian Architect Award in 2003 and a Lieutenant-Governorâ€™s Award in 2008, the 10,700 square foot main residence is cantilevered atop a concrete armature, rooting the structure clear of the critical tree root zones. With floors branching astride a canyon carrying spent hydro-thermal seawater framed by etched glass exterior walls, this innovative retreat blurs the boundaries of nature and shelter.