“… for going out, I found, was really going in.”
In times where the vitality of nature is more valuable than ever, what does it mean to honour such a site with integrity? For Governors Point, it is of paramount importance that access must come with a clear covenant that nature is in charge. With this in mind, 98 acres of the 125 acre-peninsula has been donated for a dollar to the local Whatcom Land Trust as a nature reserve.
Wild hiking trails will allow the local community to access the forests, beaches and raw beauty of Governors Point.
Governors Point is a 125-acre peninsula with a 98-acre nature reserve and 16 homesites
Vancouver architect Omer Arbel has designed a blueprint for the residences following a covenant of land first restrictions to ensure any intervention is careful and consistent.
Arbel's nature first approach is to integrate the architecture into the landscape with a balance of discretion and character. Residences will be situated along the coast of peninsula, with landward facades buried into the ground, subtly hidden in the glade.