THE GROUSE HOUSE
COWICHAN STATION, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Surrounded on four sides by vineyard, the Grouse House at Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard is the summer home for the Brunner family, owners of the estate. The original three level, 3 bedroom residence built in the 60’s had low ceilings and small rooms, deficient electrical and mechanical systems, and the basement was the former tasting room for the winery. It was in serious need of rehabbing. Saving just the foundation and some of the framing allowed a reworking of the spaces into three bedroom suites, larger living spaces and high ceilings on both levels. Boxwood collaborated with Jodi Foster Design + Planning; Tom Humber Cabinetry, Master Builder; Ishai Horticultural Knowledge, master gardener; and owners Paul and Cristina Brunner to create a winery retreat for the Brunner family.