Contemporary open concept two-storey house organically harmonizes with its environment. Stone, wood and stucco exterior reflect the environment and create a union between the interior and exterior. Interior designed to optimize and frame views and create a visual oneness with the landscape. Skewed lines and placement of the different elements of this house create a soft meandering journey. Unique kitchen becomes the heart of the house. Open concept allows this 20’ x 20’ space conveniences of an efficient, functional kitchen, yet maintains visual connections with dining and living space. Adjacent spaces are connected through a soft transition of flooring materials and ceiling details.
The design of this home was intended to fit the slope of the property, have a low profile and reflect the natural elements such as the rock from the escarpment. Stone, stucco and water feature elements were brought inside to connect with nature. Armour stone around the gardens anchored the home.
This garden contains several raised planters constructed of 6" x 6" cedar beams and is lined with a vapour barrier and insulation. They have drip lines throughout. Cedar benches span some for seating. These planters vary in size creating a maze in the space. Seasonal plantings add colour.
The front foyer with porcelain tile and cork planks. The dark wood panels are laminated with "hevia" wood strips that were made for flooring. These are laid up in horizontal pieces. The stair railing is floating glass.
This water feature was a reflection of the larger one outside. Water is pumped up to the top slot and ripples down over matching grooves into the pond. Light fixtures above reflect the ripples on the ceiling.
Large windows frame scenes from the exterior landscaping. The cork plank flooring follows one of the angled walls, the area rug on yet another angle and the seating parallel to the side walls, all creating interesting, yet unexpected angles in harmony.
A view of the multi-layered ceilings and the countertop shape reflected in the ceiling. The waterfall feature is on the left.