Pender Harbour Residence

ACAi Role
Architect and Prime Consultant

Pender Harbour, BC

Private Sector

4,500 sf


Design Team
Art Cader Architect Inc.
John Enevoldson Engineering

Dwayne Clegg Construction

The Pender Residence was designed to respond to a unique and beautiful site, responding to the owner's desire for a comfortable home within the drama of ocean views and natural setting. The ocean front site overlooks an 80' bluff with the ocean view predominantly to the east. The layout was designed to optimize southern access to sunlight with an outdoor kitchen and deck wrapping around the east and south exposure. Open areas within the home maximize to the feeling of light throughout the building.

A combination of aesthetics and the need for durability lead to the choice of natural stone veneer and manufactured fibre cement board siding as exterior materials. The natural rough texture of the stone compliments the earthy rustic feeling of the more informal and casual uses occurring in the lower level of the residence and also ties the architecture into the surrounding landscape. The use of stone and fibre cement board horizontal siding also has given the structure an increased feeling of permanence and traditional construction without compromising the modern open layout within the home.


The firm Art Cader Architect Incorporated is focused on providing simple, elegant and innovative design solutions for a wide variety of clients and project types.

Project experience includes institutional work in the university campus research and teaching environment, science and medical based laboratory alterations, healthcare feasibility studies, and single family housing.

As an overall philosophy, the merging of art and science through opportunities in architecture is a long term goal for the firm.

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- Campus Institutional Uses
- Science Research Facilities
- Healthcare
- Commercial + Office Uses
- Museum + Exhibition Spaces
- Residential
Interior Design
Feasibility Studies
Building Code Analysis
Site Analysis
Equipment Coordination
Field Services + Contract Administration
Art + Sculpture


Art Cader Architect Inc.
212-1807 Maritime Mews
Vancouver, BC V6H 3W7 Canada
Phone: 604-558-2782
Fax: 866-351-8167

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