build : 2012
multi-level home on spectacular lot with stunning lake views
Situated on a hillside property with a stunning lake view the design integrates the new home into it’s natural environment with minimal disturbance to the existing site terrain.
Design guidelines for the development called for “thin” roof structures. The 16inch roof looks considerably thinner because the visual impact of the double edge fascia detail makes the roof appear thinner than it really is. The roof cantilevers and tapers towards the far edges which further accentuates the lightweight feel of the roof structure. Simple flowing roofs and precise geometry make the building attractive from all angles including above - an important and good neighborly consideration in any hillside development.
Interior design space greatly influenced by site aspect and the need to get early morning sunlight into the main living space of the house. The inverted roof and ceiling design allows high clearstory windows on the east side to achieve this.
The multi level house is designed so that there is a natural progression of level changes from the garage and entry through to the main living spaces and outdoor patios and pool deck.
Open plan living space with custom crafted kitchen island complement the contemporary yet cosy interior environment
Low E3 366 Glass used throughout
Geothermal high velocity HVAC system
Spray foam insulation used in the roof
Design centers around indoor / outdoor living environment consisting of a lower pool deck and slightly higher covered upper patio. Fully retractable sun screens provide protection to the upper patio (and house) from the west sun allowing a comfortable outdoor environment throughout the summer months
The gently rising soffit of the upper patio allows expanding views from within the house which allows the occupant to fully capture the dramatic lake and mountain views
Main Contractor - Wilson & Company Ltd (James Wilson)
Cabinets - Glen Canyon Cabinets (Barb Thompson)
Electrical - Parker Electric (Dwayne)
Pool - Tuff Top Pools (Rick Munn)
HVAC - Lakeview Geothermal - (Terry Olfert)
Comfortable outside living spaces are especially important in the warm climate of the Okanagan in BC. the patio follows the natural fall of grade and allows the house to blend in well with it's site. The flower bed partially screens the road from the viewers on the patio area providing better privacy.
Entry level showing short drop down to main living space below..
Kitchen with display feature buit into island. Note dropped ceiling to achieve better task lighting over working kitchen area.
Kitchen and dining area.
Living room and fireplace. Custom cupboards designed to house favourite artwork.
Fireplace and TV area. Note shadow recess where the stone meets the ceiling. this creates crisp modern and clean junctions where the eye sees a clean edge of drywall which makes the design elements work in harmony.
Stairs up to entry way. Although the house is on quite a steep lot the design is such that each flight of stairs is relatively short so it makes easy travel from one level to the next.
Bathroom with stunning lake views.
Well appointed powder room with niche for ornaments.
Approach view of house showing how the roof is detailed with a slim cap on top which creates the illusion of a slim roof profile even though the actual roof thickness is 16 inches. This creates a lightweight feel to the design and the roof floats easily over the patio it covers .
Layout of plan showing how it needed to be moulded to fit both the site envelope and the contraints of site contours and levels. Large boat parking is achieved at an angle whicj allowed a larger driveway turning space and utilizes all those "corners" to t he full.
the house made full use of the opportunities offered by the unique site conditions and levels