One of the best parts about being a custom home provider with locations across North America, is getting to see the variations in home and cottage trends.
West coast style homes typically feature contemporary design elements such as large windows, angular rooflines and featured posts and beams. The style is meant to maximize and immerse the homeowner in the views of the surrounding landscape. The style often incorporates raw elements of nature, such as unfinished logs, exposed wood, interior water features, unique landscaping elements and more.
Likewise, these styles tend to feature intercontinental inspiration, often pulling from traditional Japanese architecture, which is notorious for incorporating natural elements into home and building designs.
We’re starting the year off by featuring our top 13 west coast house designs from the Linwood gallery, so without further adieu:
1. The Discovery
This modern looking home features clean lines and a minimalist design aesthetic. The exterior is primarily made up of large windows, allowing for plenty of natural light to flood the interior. The focal point of the home is a majestic natural cedar tree that stands tall in the center of the property.
The tree’s presence adds a sense of warmth and connection to nature to the otherwise sleek and contemporary design. It adds a unique twist on classical west coast style.
2. The Santa Cruz
This modern home was originally built as a prize for the Princess Margaret Lottery in Ontario. It features sleek lines, large windows, and an open floor plan.
3. The Newboro 1
This west coast style two-storey home boasts a spacious and airy design, with a total of 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The home spans 3876 square feet, offering plenty of room for family or those who love to entertain.
The exterior of the home features a mix of natural wood siding and stained accents, giving it a rustic yet modern look.
4. The Newboro 2
The Newboro 2 showcases unique, contemporary post & beam accents and boasts an open concept design with 3 bedrooms and a flex space that can be used as a home office or additional living area.
5. The Bainbridge
This single level West Coast style home features slanted rooflines that are designed to handle heavy rain common in the region. The slanted rooflines allow for rainwater to easily run off, preventing water damage to the home.
They are not only functional but also are a key design element, creating a unique and visually striking feature for the home.
6. The Orion
At just over 1000 sq. ft., the Orion model was designed with a small building lot in mind. Despite its compact size, it offers lots of flexible space and stellar views. It also features key elements of west coast contemporary design.
7. The Tobiano
A memorable, modern architectural design, the Tobiano home package offers the best in spectacular views and exceptional living spaces.
8. The Salish
Sure to attract attention, the Salish is a winner among both cedar homes and modern home packages. Its smart floor plan invites easy living and showcases some incredible feature windows.
9. The Hampton
The Hampton’s expansive use of glass makes this home ideal for sun seekers. The grand living, kitchen, and dining space is perfect for entertaining. This home offers main floor living at its best, with west coast style architecture throughout.
10. The Finch
The contemporary roofline of this home design gives the Finch extra vertical space and vaulted ceilings. This home designed due to popular demand for a compact, cabin-style west coast design.
11. The Camano
This modern home package offers a refreshing take on traditional architecture. Its inviting design offers subtle angles and clean lines. The gathering area features high ceilings due to the Camano’s rooflines.
12. The Santa Monica
The Santa Monica is a single-level home design, with the option of adding a basement as seen in the rendering above. This design is ideal for view properties, as the expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows allow the residents to maximize sight lines.
13. The Silva Bay
With its symmetrical windows and exterior timber accents, the Silva Bay home complements any setting. Affordable and stylish, this modern design makes a wonderful cabin or cottage retreat.
*Bonus* Custom Design – Modified Mystic Point
This Modified Mystic Point is a design that was heavily modified to meet our clients needs. The rooflines were completely transitions to a more contemporary, west-coast style. Likewise, additional windows were added to the plan to maximize the views over the water.
This is a great example of how all of our homes can be customized to meet your unique design needs. If you like the layout of one floor plan in our gallery, but the style of another model, we can merge the two and create a custom concept design to complete your dream home.