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Treetops

7,500 sf. Completed in 2018

The site for this Whistler mountain home is an extremely steep, uphill and rocky property. Our design solution comprises a 4 level home with an inverted plan. Living spaces occupies the top floor, above bedroom and recreation levels, and the garage, entry level at the base level. While 4 stories for a home is not allowed for a home under either the Zoning or Building Codes, we bypassed these regulations by creating a 2 storey Garage with suite above accessory Building, serving as a Firefighting platform for a 2 storey house above The top floor Living spaces are complete open and flow seamlessly to outdoor living terraces and spa. All living spaces enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and valley. Dramatic living space feature vaulted and beamed ceilings, anchored by a granite fireplace. Large skylights heighten the drama of the Kitchen, and open views to the Treetops of the forest environment above the property. The Building is serviced by an elegant steel and timber stair as well as a high speed elevator.

Notable features: The material palette for the house is designed to compliment the natural character of the property and surrounding mountain environment. The home features a post and Beam Douglas fir structure, and the Building base is clad in locally sourced and oversized grizzly granite. Additional materials include Cedar siding, stone terracing and curtainwall aluminum windows. The Interiors feature an exposed Douglas structure with Fir Millwork and casework throughout, cedar ceilings, cak floors offset by white plaster walls.