Located in the Mediterranean climate of British Columbia's southern Gulf Islands, this oceanfront residence rises seamlessly on a rock base made from sandstone quarried on site. The owners were adamant that the structure not detract from their much-loved natural landscape. The single level home follows the natural contours, sparing trees as much as possible, with a guest wing that steps down the gently sloping site. Ten-foot wide doors fully retract allowing ocean breezes to waft through during the summer and exterior elements flow into the house, blurring the distinction between the building and its natural context. The wood, both exterior and interior, was milled from 80-year-old Douglas Fir recycled from a dismantled warehouse. This house has been featured in several publications including Western Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Beautiful Homes, Style At Home, and the Vancouver Sun.