Some build love nests and others build love islands. All love boat jokes aside married couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King began constructing Freedom Cove their incredible oasis on the water back in 1992 and they’ve been adding to it ever since. Now the couple-made island off of the coast of Vancouver Island comprises a whopping 12 mini platforms with all sorts of amenities from an art gallery to a greenhouse and even a dance floor!
A modular sofa in the living room an eclectic blend of chairs in the dining room and a delightful window with multi-colored brilliance in the stairwell delight and surprise you. The lower level of the residence contains the public areas while the top floor houses the kids’ bedrooms along with the master bedroom and bathrooms.
Concrete plays a pivotal role in shaping the house and giving it a refined industrial style even as a cedar-clad accent wall offers visual contrast and inviting warmth. A spiral staircase leads to the top level that holds the kids’ rooms on one side and the master suite on the other connected by a concrete and glass bridge.
Décor is kept simple and unassuming and color is kept to a minimum since the existing brick walls and dark framed glass windows add plenty of character to the setting. Set in the heart of Fitzroy this warehouse conversion showcases interiors that are bold classy and a fusion of several fascinating design elements – a unique retreat for the modern urban family.
The idea behind the project was simple enough in principle but far harder to execute. The harsh weather of the region meant that the new home needed the right insulation and an air circulation system that kept the interiors fresh while keeping the heat indoors.