• Designer:Etienne DeVilliers
  • Lead Builder:Luc Trepanier
  • Craftsman of Note:Silas Straathof
  • Stone Supplier:K2 Stone
  • Photography:Jesse Savage
  • Photography:Joshua Lawrence

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From inception, every element was carefully considered by noted West Coast designer Etienne de Villiers in this luxury West Coast timber frame home. Superb design, excellent material quality and fine craftsmanship have been incorporated into this exceptional luxury timber frame home.  The goal was to create a home that was beautiful, functional, efficient, well sited and enduring while exuding warmth and comfort. Good design is timeless.

The Douglas Fir used in this timber frame project is of superb quality. Island Timber Frame was selected to supply and manufacture the timber elements of this home. Etienne de Villiers has had the opportunity to collaborate with Island Timber Frame on many occasions and has always admired the attention to detail and the quality of the craftsmanship and materials used in all of their projects.

“This home could not have been built as well or in as timely a fashion without their involvement.  Island Timber Frame created their own set of detailed drawings and pre-assembled all of the components in their facility on Vancouver Island. They then shipped and assembled their creation flawlessly on site. It’s wonderful to work with a company that completes their work on budget and on time and with such excellent quality.” notes DeVilliers.

The building was engineered to address both sheer and vertical loading and sits on an ICF foundation. The heated concrete slab on the main level was later covered by engineered wood and flagstone flooring. On the upper level, a radiant heated slab is supported by engineered floor joists. Using Island Timber Frames’ detailed working drawings, the onsite carpenters framed in the few conventional walls prior to Island Timber Frames’ arrival for assembly of the extensive timber frame skeleton. After sheeting, vertical board and baton siding was installed on the lower level, while pre-stained wood shingles were applied to the upper levels. The entire roof was covered by tapered and treated wood shingles of the finest quality over seven inches of rigid foam insulation. In every way this home was built to endure.

2016 VIBE Awards Finalist

View this project featured in Victoria’s YAM Magazine


  • Hand cut, free of heart, Douglas fir timbers
  • Traditional mortise and tenon joinery
  • Pre-cut and test fitted in our shop prior to shipping
  • Hassle-free assembly on-site
  • Shipped anywhere in Canada, USA, or International Destinations

We have had the opportunity and privilege to work with Island Timber Frame on different projects for several years now. The professionalism and dedication they put into their work gives us and our clients the tranquillity and confidence that their work will meet our expectations and more. Their expertise, attention to detail and work excellence is invaluable to us. Island Timber Frame always delivers on time and budget.

We highly recommend Island Timber Frame for any projects. Their expertise has made every single project a complete success and working with them is always a pleasure.

– Etienne DeVilliers

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