Project Description

This house is grand, a notable two-storey with six bedrooms, and the owners wanted to ensure that the entirety of the home’s square footage was utilized. The owner requested a design that for the home that resembled a modern chalet, which was highlighted throughout the house by the use of blending traditional and timber framing.

The main entrance of the house is a feature area in and of itself. The outside entry allows for vehicles to drive under the second story patio and park. Once inside, the entryway includes a double-sided fireplace and grand staircase that streamlines guest’s eyes to the second floor, capturing the grand height of the home. The first floor it outfitted with a large games and media room, three bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The main staircase leads into the kitchen, dining and lounge area. The dining room is wrapped with floor to ceiling windows and a table with seating for 16. This space has 14 foot tall ceilings and wide plank walnut flooring.

Adjacent to the dining room is the lounge. This space had a more intimate feeling with lower ceilings, comfortable furniture, warm lighting and double doors that lead out to a 1500 sq.ft heated outdoor patio with gas fire pit. Separating the dining room and the lounge is a backlit, double sided Oynx fireplace.

Have a prep kitchen to accommodate a large dinner gathering to fill the 16-person dining table was a self-evident requirement. The prep kitchen is outfitted with commercial appliances and the entertaining kitchen has 16-foot ceilings and a backlit Oynx countertop with seating for 6, for smaller, more intimate eating arrangements.

This floor also has a 2-story water feature wall and another 3 bedrooms and three full bathrooms.

The exterior of the house is clad with resin-impregnated cedar that is stained red, natural stone and aluminum panels. The exterior is insulated with 3” of foam panels and closed cell spray foam for the exterior walls. We used black aluminum windows to achieve the opening sizes the client requested.

We installed radiant in floor heating throughout the building but the client also wanted high performance ventilation and air conditioning system.  We used a Zehnder along with a dedicated HRV system which allows for extremely efficient cooling as well as heat recovery and air filtration.

A separate building behind the house included a full gym, massage room and outdoor hot tub.

Project Details

Surface Area 8,000 sq. ft.
Completed 2015