Quadra Island

Quadra Island

The The Quadra Island is custom designed as a retirement home in a west coast setting. This hand-crafted timber frame has many features we’d like to draw your attention to when looking at this plan.

  • For retirement living all the key living requirements are on the main floor.
  • The walls are custom built solid wood (Douglas fir) panels. 2×6 framed walls or SIPs could be substituted for the solid wood panels.
  • The timber roof uses a principle rafter system with perlins rather than common rafters which improves the building envelope while allowing a thick roof build-up that looks thinner than it is.
  • The front deck has a glass roof allowing full enjoyment of the westcoast weather.
  • The timberwork on all exposed decks is capped with a waterproof membrane (armour guard or steel flashing).
  • Large braces are used to cantilever portions of the deck to minimize foundation work required.
  • The basement is constructed from insulated concrete forms which for a remote location help limit the concrete required and no forms have to be rented. Energy efficiency also exceeds traditional basements.
  • The masonry fireplace is double sided allowing enjoyment of the fire in the bedroom and the living room.
  • The open loft could be an office or bedroom and has full views through the glass and timber gables.
  • The workshop in the basement has its own access to the covered storage area under the deck so messy items don’t need to be carried through the rec room.
  • A cold room in the basement provides for storage of produce.

Specifications

Main Floor Sq Ft
1,200
Loft Sq Ft
492
Basement Sq Ft
1,200
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Total Living Space Sq Ft
2,892
3rd & 4th bedrooms optional in loft and basement