build : 2004
contemporary home on panoramic lake property
Situated on a spectacular property with almost 270 degree views over Okanagan Lake in Kelowna BC this house is designed to maximize these exceptional views as well as make an architectural statement with it's dynamic 16ft cantilevered roof.
This is the premier portion of an original Kelowna estate property that was subdivided into a luxury home sub-division. Architectural guidelines were established with the understanding that this property was entitled to 75% relaxation of these rules to maximize the potential of it's unique location. Together with the creative input from the owners this was established and can be seen in this unique design.
The entry part of the house is styled to comply with the sub-division design requirements and with careful planning the house evolves into the dynamic shape that responds to it's unique location.
Beautifully decorated and furnished the house is designed to take in early morning light (via specially located high windows on the east side) and shaped to provide some shelter from the lake winds in the form of an integrated side patio on the south-east side. Dropped ceilings and dynamic interior curves compliment the overall design of this house to make it unique.
CREDITS: Rykon Construction (Main Contractor)
Carolyn Walsh ckd inc (Kitchen Design)
Lynn Archibald (Interiors)
Kilowomp Electric (Keith Wemp)
Entry area and natural landscaping
Driveway and front of house. The design challenge had to comply with the idiom of the develpment and this was effected by designing a conventional roof over the garage area. A glimpse of the drama on the other side of the house is visible giving the visitor hint of what is to be seen when moving about the building.
The dramatic cantilevered roof needed to be supported visually by a strong entry area. The flying roof here has strong direction and leads the eye around to capture the main roof of the house.
Strong visual forms were used throughout the design.
Staircase and entry.
Dining and kitchen area on main floor located upstairs to maximise the stunning llake wrap around views.
Kitchen - note the dropped ceiling to improve working lighting conditions. The ceiling forms are separated by gaps to create interest and these help the adjoining ceiling planes connect visually and simplify the somewhat complex junctions due to the scuptural nature of the dynamic roof shape.
Living room with 270 degree wrap around view.
Staircase and ceiling forms above. .
Front door and partially dropped ceiling with perimeter recess detail to achive visually pleasing junctions and strong form.
The roof point cantilvers 16 feet out creating a very powerful visual dynamic that the owner wanted. This was especially important given the unique characteristic of the site and location on the lake.
the dynamic roof design captures the drama of the spectacular site