With the public space on the lower level and the private quarters on the top floor this Vancouver home sticks to a straightforward floor plan that never seems to fail. Working well within the tight budget constraints designers of the Grade House delivered a family residence that places practicality ahead of aesthetics.
While the exterior has a more edgy and industrial appeal the interior is draped in white and muted colors to give it a more modern vibe. It is the ground floor that contains the living spaces while the top floor contains the bedrooms bathrooms guest room and a stress-free home office. The extensive use of wood links the exterior and the interior aesthetically creating a cozy functional family home.
Modern infills are a distinct and integral part of the landscape in Downtown Calgary and they are sough-after residences that appeal to the aesthetics and lifestyle choice of the urbane Calgary denizen. fits this billing perfectly as it combines a curated modern ambiance with design elements inspired by different cultures across the planet.
Timber and stone become the two defining elements of the serene home both on the outside and inside with décor that perfectly complements the rustic vibe blending into the backdrop. Comfort is combined with aesthetics seamlessly at every turn with features such as the stone fireplaces in living area bedroom bathrooms and even the patio; exposed timber beams; and fabulous lighting creating an inviting ambiance. Masterfully framed views become a part of the home’s narrative at every turn and one stays constantly connected with the majestic peaks creek and dreamy walkways outside.
A stone fireplace becomes the focal point of the living zone while it is natural timber sourced locally that dominates the bedroom scenery. Each room flows into the next seamlessly and the lovely rustic flair is maintained by keeping things simple and true to the local architectural principles. A splendid mountain home that is an absolute showstopper!
Achieving that elusive balance between privacy and a sense of spaciousness and freedom is a tough task indeed when designing a home in an urban setting. Often one residence starts where the other ends and privacy means closing off the home to natural light and ventilation as well.
The exterior of the house is clad in white and gray with the painted front door adding a dash of color and excitement to the visual with its blue beauty. Standing seam metal and stucco were used predominantly to craft the edifice and one can easily see their presence even from a distance.