Cowichan Valley oceanfront home

Highbank Custom Home Overlooking Cowichan Bay

Designed by G. T. Burdge Designs, Highbank is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom oceanfront home located on a steep lot overlooking the mouth of Cowichan Bay. Our homeowners originally purchased the neighbouring home and the empty lot beside it. Over ten years ago, they sold the neighbouring home, but kept the empty lot with the dream of building a custom home in the future. We were delighted to help build this unique home on such a spectacular property.

Our team worked with the homeowners to redesign the initial plans for Highbank. There are various restrictions and challenges presented by the steep Cowichan Bay lot. This includes a very tight area within which the house could be placed.  Made to Last was able to offer a number of suggestions to improve the functionality and beauty of the home.

The finished home is 3,253 sq. ft. over three storeys. The rear side facing the ocean is filled with windows and glass doors to capture the incredible views of Genoa Bay and Salt Spring Island. The middle level is the main floor of the home, providing Living Room, eating area, Kitchen, and the client’s personal Studio space.  Bedrooms and a Recreation Room fill the upper and lower floors. There is plenty of storage space planned for this family custom home, including spacious closets. Thinking ahead, our clients have planned for laundry for both the upper floor and the lower floor of Highbank.


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