Featuring unique exterior design elements as well as cozy and luxurious interiors, the Ridge House is located on Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada, and it was sketched out by Marko Simcic & Brian Broster. The home is worth $2.17 million, which is hardly surprising considering its exceptional location and superb looks.
With three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bathroom, the Ridge House is able to support an enviable lifestyle. One of its most recognizable features comes in the form of a spectacular folding roof, which ensures protection from the sun, wind and rain due to its outdoor cantilevers. Inside, the ceilings flaunt integrated lighting systems and ensure optimum conditions for musical performances by enhancing acoustics. The residents are able to enjoy exquisite panoramas of the outdoors through sliding glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The home’s two floors are connected by an interior staircase, which boasts seemingly floating black steps.
From the architect:
Our response to this site and our client’s relationship to it was to imbue this 2,500 square foot retreat with a sense of floating over the ridge rather than being anchored to it. Having a strong relationship to both the north and south orientations characterized by openness and distance together with steep grades, this site presented a fulcrum from which the roof emerged as the project’s organizing feature.
The large folding roof form became the primary enclosure of space—it orients, focuses and extends the experiences; the outdoor cantilevers protect from rain, wind and summer sun while capturing reflected light from the ocean; the ceiling reflects installed lighting and modulates acoustics providing conditions for the client’s musical performances; and run-off is directed to a north collection/reflecting pool.
Beyond this, the roof met the site and clients with an aesthetic companion—as both a geological and musical metaphor.