Family vacation homes have to be able to take a beating, and that’s exactly what this cabin on the shore of Lake Okanagan was designed for. While it looks modern and luxurious, this cabin was built to be hardy. Interior designer Robert Bailey designed this retreat to handle wet feet, sandy clothes, and social gatherings. The fabrics are strong and easy to clean, and the floors are pre-distressed French oak—a beautiful but durable surface.
The home was also built to have a seamless interface between indoors and outdoors. According to Bailey’s website, “The walls seem to evaporate as you move to the terraced grounds.”
The result is a home that is relaxing and rugged, full of natural materials, and lots of light. The open-concept design makes it a flexible space for all kinds of activities—perfect for kids and adults who want to spend a summer by the lake.