Located in south Surrey, BC the Ranch House sits comfortably in a country setting while still only being a short drive to the bustling metropolis of Vancouver. The home appears to be a new build but is a large-scale renovation undertaken on a very modest two-storey rancher.
The home is laid out with the main residence being connected to a garage/secondary suite with a large covered deck. The space between the two buildings becomes a true outdoor room with a large eating area, a fireplace and BBQ rounding out the room.
The exterior of the Ranch House is clad in clear-stained Western Red Cedar with bands of Douglas Fir for fascias and trim. Dark, metal clad windows and roof fascia crisply complement the wood of the façade and gives the home a distinctly modern feel. A skylight runs the near full width of the outdoor room that connects the main home to the garage.
The home is an exploration of a West Coast Contemporary aesthetic juxtaposed with a more traditional play of massing and form. The design and building process was greatly facilitated by an owner/builder with the vision and passion to make his family home truly unique.