“There’s a magical majesty to it,” Kim Cattrall says of the Pacific Northwest landscape, framed as it is with mountains, a wind-tousled sea, and storybook thickets of Douglas firs and red cedars. It’s part of what enchants her about Vancouver Island and prompted her to buy a house here. Kim was born in Liverpool, but grew up on Vancouver Island about 40 minutes from this house. Buying the property is like coming full circle. “I never thought in my wildest dreams about coming back to the home I grew up in — when you’re young, you’re so busy trying to make your ripple. But when I sat here, I thought, ‘This feels right,’” she says.
The Canadian actress still has an apartment in Manhattan, and a beach house in the Hamptons, but this house draws her back to her private life most acutely — buying the house finally felt like putting down roots. When she’s not jet-setting or filming Sensitive Skin, a dark comedy series (on Netflix, HBO Canada and iTunes), this Vancouver home is where she likes to spend weeks at a time hiking, enjoying nature and spending time with family and friends.