This project is currently in progress and not without it’s design challenges.
To begin, our clients focus was to maintain a modest street presence. Since the set backs from the street were very shallow, and many neighbours towered over the street at 2 to 2 1/2 story’s, we decided to examine a cantilevered structure in the interest of lightening the feel of the house. We then decided to set back the sun room to help prevent the towering feel.
The program for our clients was a generous one given the property size, but as it is on a hill side with a 40 foot drop over the 130′ length, we were able to stack two floors into the ground and still retain terrific views. The main floor in the common area living space, above is the sun room and rooftop terrace, and below are the more private quarters, away from guests.
Project start date // 2011
Project completion // TBD
Design Team // workspace (formerly weareallconnect)
Builder // TBD
The objective of the long and narrow structure was in part to prevent hogging the river valley view from passers by, so we set the house close to one side and allowed for a corridor to the city scape.
One of the most interesting challenges was creating a car gallery for a collection of 6-8 cars while maintaining the feel of a 2 car garage. We have shown a few renditions, as with most projects, the design is an evolution.