In­side the West Coast home of an Os­car nom­i­nee.

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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.

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