Kings Cottage

Kings Cottage is a secondary dwelling being built on a rural property in the Cobble Hill area on Vancouver Island. The clients’ extended family lives in the main residence, and this addition to the property will help create sustainable longevity for the family in the Cowichan Valley.

The design is a 915 square foot, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home.  It has expansive 13’6″ vaulted ceilings in the main living area. The cottage has been designed to be fully accessible with age-in-place concepts. Examples include: utilizing 36″ doors, extra space and backing for hold-bars in the bathroom, and doing a curbless shower.

The cottage is surrounded by a 2nd growth forest, so the clients are choosing materials that ensure fire-protection.  This is partially required in the Cowichan Valley, but extra steps are being taken.

The clients are also emphasizing energy efficiency.  This includes upgraded insulation and windows, as well as a heat-recovery ventilation system.  As a result, the new homeowners will enjoy greater thermal comfort and reduced energy usage.

Construction started on this custom home in October 2020, and we expect to complete by March 2021.  We can’t wait to pass over the keys of this Kings Cottage to our wonderful clients!

 

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