A masterclass in Belgium minimalism: Cadboro Bay House by Falken Reynolds
For this exquisite home at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada, design firm Falken Reynolds was inspired by the warm minimalism of contemporary Belgian architecture to create a home of subtle sophistication.
Located right on the waterfront, the home’s natural surroundings are the true hero, with the floorplan specifically designed to maximise views of the horizon in each space. Huge floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the bay, while polished concrete floors and plaster walls add an element of subtle texture.
On the main level, an expansive living room maintains a low horizontal line, making the space feel cosy despite soaring 11-foot ceilings. As a feat of Belgium design in its own right, it is no wonder that the Stûv 21 fireplace takes pride of place here – the ideal companion on cold winter nights.
The house exudes a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, with an interior palette that reflects the beach below. Neutral tones of grey and white, paired with natural oak millwork and driftwood-inspired materials, create a casual and serene mood in harmony with the scenery outside. This pared back canvas serves as the perfect backdrop for the client’s incredible collection of mid-century Canadian art, which infuses ample pops of colour in every room. Along with a selection of Danish and Italian modernist furniture designs, these details help to give the spacious home a more intimate feel.
On a mission to bring the peacefulness of the natural environment inside, Falken Reynolds has created a place of warmth and tranquillity. The perfect refuge for an active family.
Photography by Ema Peter Photography