Here are pix of homes on two of the Gulf Islands, off the east coast of Vancouver Island. I don’t need to name the islands here, they already get plenty of publicity. There’s been a high level of design, ingenuity, and craftsmanship in this part of the world. For me it was photographer’s wonderland.
Michael Dennis left his job as a professor at UC Medical School in 1980 and moved to B.C. He milled his own posts and beams from timber on his land and built a large and elegant house. It feels a bit like a wooden medeival hall, with light shining on broad-width polished flooringn.
Swann moved to the islands in 1968. He built a house in the ’70s that burned down in 1985, so rebuilt it on the same spot. He and his wife, (prolific) artist Sudasi Gardner live and work in this light-filled colorful home.