This custom install home was designed with very generous proportions for all of the primary components. The large scale of the rooms can sometimes be difficult to design because there is temptation to be put too much in to fill the space. For this home we chose a deliberate simplicity beginning with flush baseboards and wood doors and jambs, beautifully executed without casings. All ceilings were dropped to hide ducts but kept away from exterior walls to create the impression of a ‘floating’ ceiling. This pocket also hides the drapery tracks.
Since the hardwood floor is the colour and finish that is continuous to all 4 levels of this home, that finish was the first selection. The doors, jambs and stairs were done to match. The stairs in particular are an example of sophisticated simplicity with the wood bolt ‘caps’ matching the treads. A very dramatic feature walls runs from the lowest (garage) level to the rooftop terrace and is a beautiful and simple backdrop for the stunning stairs.
The kitchen was designed with a stunning ‘dividing’ wall of horizontally grain matched veneer that creates a sumptuous dining room presentation. The open concept master suite is a daring departure from the separation of sleeping and bathing functions. A custom wine cellar, theatre and gym, along with a mudroom make the garage level a true living space. The rooftop terrace is a way to have a ‘backyard’ without using the ground. It features a kitchenette, hot tub with movie screen and lots of seating.