Ottawa Ontario, 2008-2010
3500 SF Single family home

This corner lot, located in the heart of Westboro, uses a blend of rough textured and polished stones to marry traditional flair within a contemporary design. The earth tones of the stone, woods (Western Red Cedar) and contrasting Zinc are the predominantly used materials. A tall feature stone wall raises the peaked roof of the house like a propped sail while two opening perforate it one above the other. The one at the top floor flanks the steel and glass enclosed balcony off the 2nd floor office, offering a visual connection to the opposing street corner, whereas the one below at street level leads the clients to a cedar pergola laced front porch. This same wall then penetrates the home as it divides the vestibule from the formal living room. A very expressive chimney from the exterior exposes the hearty fireplace within for the family to gather around. Beyond, by the dining area, vertical narrow glass and zinc paneling visually connect the two floors on the outer elevation and this movement propels forward by seamlessly rupturing the roofline, allowing more light into the rooms above.