Bohlin Cywinski Jackson completed this modern ski-in / ski-out lodge called Kicking Horse Residence for its location in British Columbia. The owners wanted a weekend property capable of housing plenty of guests. With that in mind, the design incorporates ladders leading up to bonus, lofted sleeping area with maple bunk beds.
This home includes two distinct volumes. It nestles the sleeping and bath spaces above the garage and below a slanted ceiling. The black-stained cedar cantilevered roof creates a striking look — a nod to modern Scandinavian design. For its part, the garage includes a custom cedar bi-fold door.
The second volume houses a central kitchen for entertaining and an open dining and living room, complete with a cozy fireplace. The design team oriented this space toward the mountain peaks. Meanwhile, an adjacent ski trail invites residents and guests to get out and enjoy the slopes.
Such easy access fluidly connects the home to the nearby ski resort. Moreover, the Douglas fir and cedar planks used inside and out add rustic, ski chalet charm. These site-specific touches reflect deep consideration for the elements that make these slopes unique. As part of that, the design works to protect evergreen trees at the south end of the property. (Photography by Nic Lehoux and Matthew Millman and courtesy of Residential Architect. Information courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson)