Inside the West Coast home of an Oscar nominee.
One in a Million In 2005, Hamish was racing a sailboat from L.A. to Hawaii when a crew member dropped a jockey pole in the ocean. Ten years later, he found the exact same custom carbon-fibre pole among the logs while beachcombing on the Scott Islands, north of Vancouver Island. One of the few pieces of art in his home is the pole, mounted next to its original printed-to-scale specs that match the one-of-a-kind artifact exactly (above, left). “It’s amazing that it was found. That I found it is insane,” says Hamish.
Laissez-Faire The landscaping around the family’s home was happily left to its own devices—save for a Tarzan swing 10-year-old John makes use of (above, centre) among the forest’s Douglas fir, cedars, ferns and huckleberries.
Hollywood Magic The set decorator doesn’t hold on to much from past projects, but he has kept a small box of historic replicas he had made for The Revenant. Among the keepsakes: a clay pipe (no, this one was not smoked by Leo), a trader’s journal and a turtle pouch that, in Sioux tradition, children wore for protection (above, right).
The Tree Fort Rough cedar and open-plan views to the forest amplify that in-the-woods feeling (right). A recent renovation, where the Purdys worked with the original architect, Barry Griblin, added entrance overhangs and expanded the basement while staying true to the 1972 West Coast modern design. In the dining area (opposite, left) hangs a Douglas Coupland print bought through Artists for Kids, a collective that supports art education for kids on the North Shore.