The client loved the view from the house, but the existing 1940’s layout was compartmentalized with different rooms for different purposes, dark and awkwardly laid out. The goal of the new house was to increase the volume, grandeur, light, views, and provide opportunities for interaction through an open concept environment. 

The layout of the house was corrected by demolishing the main floor interior and exterior walls, and sections of the ground floor interior walls to remove lengthy corridors. This allowed for new wall construction that increased the overall ceiling heights and roof pitch on the main level; increasing the overall volume, grandeur and accentuating the lakefront views through a large expanse of glass at the front side of the house. The experience of the entire house is cohesively tied together through the lighter toned colour palette of whites, soft greys and wood textures in the open trusses, faux wood beams and millwork accents throughout the house. 

Project Role: Lead Designer | In collaboration with Atelier Collective Design & SWH Consulting

5,900 sqft

Location: Lake Country, BC