On an open site overlooking fields and islands at the mouth of Colpoy’s Bay on Georgian Bay, this house spreads out to the expansive northwest view. While its wing shape and lower roof line points to the prevailing winds, its higher walls and glazed areas enclose a protected terrace and provide passive solar heating. The living areas and master suite are on the upper level to maximize the view with a terrace to the south built over the lower level garage.
The grade slopes up to the terrace to provide easy access to the upper level. Insulated concrete form construction, extensive insulation and polished concrete floors with heat provided by ground source make the home sustainable.