build : 2010
craftsman styled home with charles rennie influence
The design idiom for this house is influenced from the style created and promoted by Charles Rennie as requested by the owners. Using small repetitive elements such as the three adjacent windows the design evolved into a craftsman styled home with unique touches by the owners.
The house is delightful in character and much of this is due to the creative input from the owners themselves. Copper handrails (made from plumbing pipe!), large wood brackets, contemporary metal art fireplace surround with offset mantle all make interesting visuals.
The house is located in a rural area of south east Kelowna and enjoys great views of the Okanagan Lake. A generous covered patio with outdoor heaters allows use for extended periods in the fringe months before winter and early spring. The stonework around the outdoor fireplace was personally selected and chosen by the owner from the property. A traditional styled home with craftsman flavour.
Recipient of the 2011 GOLD Tommie award by the Canadian Home Builder's Association for best home $750k - $1m category.
CHBA 2011 GOLD Tommie award CREDITS: Caliber Homes (Marc Chalut)
Side view of house
Custom front door
Contemporary fireplace surround in metal panels by loacl artist
Wood bracket detail
Master suite is wrapped around the private court
the rennie "three" configurations are designed and built into the windows, backs of chairs etc