Kicking Horse Mountain Retreat

Challenge: To create a private weekend family retreat on a sloping resort site in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Solution: This residence is a classic Peter Bohlin design utilizing board-formed concrete, steel and timber on the exposed structure. Invisible fastening systems were used throughout the home. The interior design was strictly controlled by the architect allowing a seamless concept from start to finish.

Products Used:

  • Large direct set windows
  • Casement & awning windows
  • Sliding & swinging doors

Materials Used:

  • Wood: European Steamed Beech
  • Glass: Hard coat LoE
  • Exterior: Painted aluminum
  • Extensive internal steel reinforcement minimizes sight lines while supporting large expanses of glass

End Result: Close examination reveals the attention to detail that has gone into this exceptional property. Bold materials create a seamless continuity of lines that extend from the interior design to the outdoor spaces. A tall concrete fireplace, seamed metal roof and plywood-clad walls transcend the contemporary design to embrace nature and the alpine forest beyond its walls. Together with European Steamed Beech windows and expansive glass, this family getaway provides privacy yet access to ski trails in the surrounding mountains. 


Featured In:


  • 2012 Finalist for Custom Home Valued $1.5M – $3M, Canadian Homebuilder's Assoc. Georgie Awards
  • 2012 Honor Award, Wood Design & Building Awards (BCJ Architecture)
  • 2012 Design Award, AIA Northwest & Pacific Region (BCJ Architecture with Bohlin Grauman Miller)


Project ID: P5-KickingHorse