Big makeover brings modern look and function
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To distribute maximum natural light provided by the skylight above the light-filled central stairwell, the stair guards are glass, and the walls on the second and third floors have either glazed partitions or glazed clerestory openings facing the stairwell. The open-concept ground floor layout, with large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls spanning the width of the house at both ends, provided a series of light-filled, spacious and fluid-living dining and cooking spaces. Great care was also given to have a lower level that is light flooded and does not feel like a basement.
Structural Engineer Blackwell Bowick
Mechanical Engineer Anderson Energy Savers Inc.
Hard Landscaping Black Slate, Mark Goger Landscaping
General Contractor Golden Hammer
Photos Robin Zhao, Mark Tholen
- Equitone Fibre Cement cladding and Parklex Wood Veneer Phenolic panels [for soffits] supplied by Engineered Assemblies, and installed as a rear ventilated rainscreen
- AirOutshield™ air barrier supplied by SRP Canada Inc.
- ROXUL SAFE‘n’SOUND® stone wool insulation, and spray foam insulation, R20 wall and R40 roof insulation
- Hydronic in-floor heating combined with closed loop geothermal system and a six ton water-to-water heat pump, single heat recovery ventilator [HRV]
- Motorized exterior sun shading