white gold cabin
Project Architect / Brent Murdock
Contractor / Gavan Construction
Location / Whistler, BC
Project Type / New Build
Photographer / Ema Peters Photography
Completion / 2017
Set within the ski-resort town of Whistler, this 6,025-square-foot vacation home was inspired by the landscape and designed for entertaining. Giant windows showcase outdoor scenery, while the material palette reflects natural elements: concrete, glass, stone and bleached-white oak. The wood soffit is continued into the ceilings to break up the expansive interior and add texture and warmth. The kitchen, living, dining and family rooms are one big, open-concept gathering place. An over-size Arco dining table (white-oak top and concrete base) and Wishbone chairs (also light wood) extend the palette and create a dinner-party zone. Black accents—like the flamed-and-honed granite countertops and stone-, metal- and stained-wood-panel fireplace surround—ground this open space. The Flag Halyard chair and vintage Moroccan rug add more texture and character, as do side-table stumps with leather-strap handles. Nothing is shiny; it feels as natural inside as out. Upstairs, the master bedroom’s clerestory windows allow for both light and privacy while framing mountain views from the bed (a hanging chair is also positioned for prime gazing). The white-oak flooring continues up the wall behind the bed, adding to the modern-mountain-retreat look, along with luxury-hideaway touches like a two-sided fireplace and spa-like freestanding tub crowned with plant-filled Bocci lights that accentuate the nature-first approach. Completed in 2016.