CDC masthead.
  Painted Boat viewed from the water.

Painted Boat

Project Description

View of the front of 
	one of the blocks of units showing heavy wooden members.

Located on the waterfront in Pender Harbour (often referred to as the “Venice of the North”) the site is within a 5-minute walk of the Madeira Park town centre. An IGA Marketplace, liquor store, pharmacy, other retail services, post office, health clinic, aquatic center, a government wharf (with fresh “catch of the day” available for sale), a local art gallery and music school are all within easy walking distance.

One of the key principles for design has been respect for, and integration with, the natural environment. One of the core strategies has been to minimize the overall footprint of the built areas and locate buildings, roads, parking, and other facilities so that natural features and vegetation would be retained with minimal disturbance.

The choice of materials and systems were based on quality, beauty, comfort, and sustainability, ultimately reflecting the natural elements of the location.

Buildings are sited to provide unobstructed views from all units, while leaving view corridors through, between, and over buildings.

Sunset view 
	of the deck of unit 21.

The exposed timber construction, large window areas, cedar shingle siding, and wide overhangs evoke an informal “west coast” feel. Sustainable and green building principles were integrated throughout the project to minimize the impact of buildings and their systems on the environment.

Painted Boat Sustainable Features

The legal structure is strata title fractional interest, which allows for shared ownership - an environmentally responsible, economically effective and maintenance free way to own recreational property. The suites are fully furnished and fully equipped. Owners have locked storage cupboards for personal belongings. The option to rent the suite and generate revenue is available if an owner does not want to use their time.

Picture of the kitchen of a unit.

The negative edge pool, hot tub and exercise facility overlook the waterfront.

View of swimming pool area from above. Photo of the Resturant on a summer's evening.

THE RESTAURANT at Painted Boat overlooks the marina and offers spectacular waterfront dining.

THE SPA is a spectacular facility with eight treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure stations, hydrotherapy tub, steam rooms and outdoor gardens with sauna, outdoor showers, waterfalls, fire pit, hot pool and salt water float pool. The slate floors, granite countertops, fir doors, heavy timber posts, vaulted ceilings, large windows and rich colours sooth the senses and create a space of peace and beauty.

Stone key-hole gate leading to the Spa. Interior of the Spa entrance.
Photo of the curving hallway of the Spa Photo of the Spa lounge.
Photo of the Spa garden.

Services Provided
CDC provided project management services from initiation January, 2005 to completion in June, 2008.

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