Bridge House

The Bridge House was designed in the studio of Bo Helliwell and Kim Smith / Blue Sky Architecture, in Vancouver. Built for a retired couple, it is situated on one of B.C.’s Gulf Islands, overlooking the Strait of Georgia from the sloping edge of a forest. The elongated house is perforated by a passageway over an old footpath used to gain access to the beach, delineating the guest house from the main house. The long, gently arched roof is supported by a timber structure not unlike trestle railway bridges of the 19th century. Bridge House received a Canadian Wood Council Honour Award as well as a Lieutenant Governor’s Merit Award in 1998.

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