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Architect Marko Simcic’s award-winning home in British Columbia is on the market. Sited on 67 acres of oceanfront on the coast of Vancouver Island, the Metchosin House was designed to live harmoniously with the Garry Oak savannah — one of Canada’s most endangered natural ecosystems. It sits on a concrete armature, clear of any critical tree root zones, and features a central canyon river that carries in hydrothermal seawater to power the home. The 10,700-square-foot interior offers six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and generous living spaces with expansive views of the ocean and the Olympic Mountain range in the distance. The property also includes 1,400 linear feet of shoreline and private beach as well as an integrated boathouse with a mechanical launch.