Quiet Oregon Pond Getaway Clad In Glass & Douglas Fir Would Suit Bowen Island

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With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. “Spaced” is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, and sweet fuck all on Craigslist.

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(via) The summer is already slipping away from us and with it will go (once again) the fever dream of waking up on a hot day in a halcyon, secluded getaway and cooling off in a still, clean, immediate, private body of fresh water. It’s just not fair. This house – built of steel, glass, and Douglas fir around a manmade pond in Newburg, Oregon – knows what we’re talking about. Designed by Cutler Anderson Architects, the 1,650 sqft project is accessed by a short causeway. In our imaginations, the little bridge physically disconnects the house from the busy world and steals those who cross it away to the wild, Narnia style. We’d take a version of it somewhere quiet that already feels like something of a getaway. Bowen Island fits. Come with us; bring cold beer and a Creedence cassette.

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