build 2009 - 2010
contemporary home with extensive outdoor living space
This lakeshore home incorporates large lift-slide doors that completely disappear when fully open. This allows a very strong connection between indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. Protection for the outside area from inclement weather and low west sun is provided by an extensive roof and pergola.
A geothermal system satisfies the heating and cooling requirements of the house as well as providing auxiliary heat to the swimming pool. With the addition of Low E smart glass the carbon footprint of the house is greatly reduced.
House is placed well back from the lake to minimize the environmental impact on the lake front.
The great room is central to a series of living spaces of different functions. Each of these areas is well balanced in size for their individual functions yet discretely linked to each other in an open plan manner. This plan enables the integration of indoor and outdoor activity in a seamless manner.
Character and Style
Architectural character is contemporary with warm and comfortable finishes. The long narrow property required a different approach to capture south light. Dynamic shaped roof and creative window placement allows sun to penetrate the main living spaces throughout the day making this a truly warm and inviting contemporary home.
CHBA 2011 Silver Tommie award winner in category for best home $3m+.
CREDITS: Neil Miller Homes (Main Contractor), Carolyn Walsh ckd inc (Kitchen Design), Lynn Archibald (Interiors), Kilowomp Electric (Keith Wemp), Natureworks Landscaping (Shanti Handley).
Comfortable outdoor lounge area
Outdoor patio facing lake. Note the extension of the overhang towards the lake (west) designed to shelter the patio from late afternoon sun.
Beach entry pool and patio area.
Pool and hot-tub integrated with the main patio.
Retractable window walls in closed position. These open up completely and are housed in pockets either end to provide seamless indoor outdoor living space.
Custom Douglas Fir front door and frame.
Overhang detail. Note how the stucco is wrapped around the edge to create a thick wide band so that it provide substance to the design and gets away from those thin skinny standard returns. Note also the shadow reglet in the stucco located at the same level as the overhanging elements.
East windows allow morning light into the main living spaces to brighten up the interior earl in the morning..
Double volume view from the mezzanine level.
Main suite bathroom.
The site plan shows the extreme narrow aspect of the site. The house is located back from the lake (where the original house was located). This provides extra privacy from the lake and offers expansive views from the house of the lake.
Main floor plan showing the grouping of the major elelents. Note the simple layout and the extensive patio cover on the west side to provide natural shelter from the west sun in the afternoons.
Upper floor plans with kid's room separation from main and the extensive games room for activities.
this house was designed to maximise the outdoor living aspects that the local climate offers