Set within a secluded grove on Vancouver Island, this pair of ‘rainforest cabins’ offer a dose of minimalism amid the rugged beauty of the West coast.
The custom-built Vancouver Island property is two years old and is listed for $1.5m via Sotheby’s International Realty. Its main, cedar-shingled cabin has towering glass walls, with views of the surrounding trees and natural rock formation from its wood-panelled interiors.
Concrete floors run across the open-plan layout which unfurls around the kitchen, with a large marble-topped island rooting the space. In the main bedroom, meanwhile, a freestanding tub offers room to soak and enjoy the forest views, and a second bedroom is filled with natural light thanks to its sizeable skylight (stargazing, anyone?).
There’s a retrained sense of rustic minimalism across 1220 Starlight Grove, which is steps from East Sooke Park and a short hike from Iron Mine Bay with its views of B.C’s famous Juan De Fuca Straight and Olympic Mountain.
A second, independent studio cabin is located down the path from the main house and follows the same natural palette as its sibling – though on a smaller scale. Its all-wood interior has a stove and basic kitchen, with the bedroom area located in the eaves and accessed via a ladder. It could be used as guest accommodation (the property is 50 minutes drive from Downtown Victoria) or a separate home studio.