Page 1

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SPRING 2011 | CANADIAN EDITION

REFRESH RENEW RESTORE A POST-AND-BEAM, A BUNGALOW AND A 1700s MANOR HOUSE UPDATED FOR MODERN LIVING

+

ARTHUR ERICKSON’S GLASS HOUSE RESTORED DESIGNERS’ SHARP IDEAS FOR THE KITCHEN

PM41637012

Cover 3b IAD Sotheby's 2011.indd 33

24/02/11 9:53 AM


We didn’t seek inspiration from other automakers. That would simply have led us to build the same kind of car. There are a number of automakers worthy of our respect. But none worth copying. The all-new Infiniti MŽ is an unrivaled combination of luxury, technology and performance. An Active Noise Control system cancels out unwanted engine noises, leaving only pleasing sounds. A VVEL engine generates 29% more power yet uses less fuel. And an interior that captivates, with pure silver dust hand polished into the wood. This is inspired performance. This is the way of Infiniti.

I-9230-7A.indd 2

24/02/11 11:29 AM


Visit infiniti.ca on your computer or smart phone. 速The INFINITI names, logos, product names, feature names, and slogans are trademarks owned by or licenced to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., and/or its North American subsidiaries.

I-9230-7A.indd 3

24/02/11 11:30 AM


Untitled-1 2

22/02/11 10:43 AM


Untitled-1 3

22/02/11 10:43 AM


CONTENTS

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SPR I NG 2011 IN EVERY ISSUE 12 | F RO M TH E E D ITO R

Revival of the fittest 16 | D E S I G N P H I LE

From the archives: The restoration of Arthur Erickson’s Glass House • Market Snapshot: The ups and downs of reno-worthy homes • Finds for the kitchen • Spring’s best reds pose the question: To drink or to cellar? 3 6 | P O R TFO LI O

The mayhem of contemporary culture gets lush expression in the paintings of Montreal artist Benjamin Klein. By John Bentley Mays

78 FEATURES 28 | LI V I N G S PAC E

Kitchens That Sizzle Architects and designers share their space-planning ideas, style tips and favourite materials. 4 0 | F RO M TH E G RO U N D U P

46 58

Rethink, Redraw, Resolve Part 2: The Design. IA&D reports on two New Brunswick homeowners and their architects as they create a design that works for their rugged Saint John property. By Suzanne Robicheau

36 28

46 | ARCHITECTURE

Light at Heart An outdated Vancouver post-and-beam gets a contemporary revival with a modern combo of wood, metal and glass. By Lisa Fitterman

COVER PHOTOGRAPH MARTIN TESSLER 6

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Contents_pp6-8.indd 6

22/02/11 11:16 AM


A

B

100 60

ISO 12647-7 Digital Control Strip 2009

100

100 100 60 100 100

70

30

70 70

30 30

100 60

100

100 100 60 100 100

3%

70

30

70 70

30 30

100 60

100

100 100 60 100 100

70

30

100 40

40 100

40 100

40 70 40

70 40 40

40 70 40

40 70 40

70 40 40

70 70

30 30

100 40

100 40

40 100

10 40 40

20 70 70

70 70 40

70 40 40

0000

3

10

25

3.1 2.2 2.2 10.2 7.4 7.4 25 19 19

50

50 40 40

75

90

75 66 66 100 100 100 80 70 70 100

This advertisement was prepared by

CLIENT: PRODUCT: JOB#: PUB:

100

OMD_COTY BEAUTY Chloe Anja 90716_0 International Architecture Design IAD- Canada Summer 2010

TRIM: 9” x 10.875” BLEED: 9.25” x 11.125” SAFTEY: 8.5” x 10.375” 450 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001 T 212.716.6600 F 212.716.6700 www.hynyc.com

CTY_90716_0.pgs 02.12.2010 22:31

PDFX1a


CONTENTS

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SPR I NG 2011 5 8 | P H OTO E S SAY

Of Earth and Sky Perched halfway up a desert cliff in Palm Springs, Calif., a freewheeling ’60s house merges indoors and out underneath a great domed roof that affords glimpses of the stars. By Carolyn Kennedy 66 | DESIGN

Bungalow Reinvented To remake a ’50s Ontario bungalow for the modern world, its owners separated public and private living areas and instilled a standout style vibe. By Kateri Lanthier 78 | A R C H I T E C T U R E

28 28

Clear Thinking A 300-year-old English manor house offers an unexpected lesson in the art of renewal with a high-tech, glass-roofed extension. By Carolyn Kennedy 10 9 | I N D E X

Where to find the architects, designers, products and manufacturers in this issue

66 26

110 | F LOO R P L A N S

A closer look at the houses in this issue

40 114 | G R AC E N OTE

Born again at the Docks en Seine

8

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Contents_pp6-8.indd 8

22/02/11 11:16 AM


Photo Michel Gibert. Special thanks: www.alexandre-turpault.com. Assouline. Marie Papier. Philippe HIQUILY, «Reorneadora», 2006. Galerie Artaban, Paris.

Echoes collection design Mauro Lipparini

TORONTO 101 Parliament Street Tel. 416-366-3273

LAVAL Quartier Laval 660 Boulevard Le Corbusier, L7 Tel. 450-688-6000

MONTRÉAL 505 Avenue du Président Kennedy Tel. 514-350-9070

Showrooms, collections, news and catalogs www.roche-bobois.com For interior design professionals only www.rochebobois-id.com

Designed for you

4521, clark street, montréal (québec) H2T 2T3 t. 514.286.9696 espressocommunication.com

Date: Feb 18, 2011 Client: Roche Bobois Project: RBS11078 Proof number: 1

Publication: I. Arch&Design Format: 9" x 10.875" Colors: CMYK" Issue: Spring


Untitled-1 2 627344D1_1_coty-25thAniv_Sept10.indd 1

10/08/10 3:10 PM


available at

Untitled-1 3

10/08/10 3:10 PM 8/6/10 3:45 PM


FROM THE EDITOR

Revival of the Fittest

A Vancouver post-and-beam restored by Stuart Howard Architects

12

that stand out against the new geometrically perfect millwork,” he wrote in an email. When architects and designers can’t push outward to create a new or better space, they often look upward. Taal Safdie and Ricardo Rabines did that when they planned the renovation of a typically narrow, dark New York City brownstone. In an 18-foot-wide house that sits cheek-by-jowl with its neighbours, the two architects doubled the volume of the kitchen by removing the floor above it—losing some living space upstairs but compensating for it by creating a lovely, airy downstairs that is flooded with light from second-storey windows. The house was successfully reworked for modern living, but in a nod to the home’s history, two beautiful old floor beams, salvaged from the second level, were recycled in a new role: Now they provide a support for a sleek pendant-light collection and add their distinctive sculptural presence to the kitchen.

The former courtyard, now the kitchen addition, created by British firm Spratley Studios for a 1700s English manor house

British architect Jeremy Spratley needed ingenuity to work around some pretty tough heritage rules when he designed the addition to a 1700s manor house near Oxford, England. Unable to build anywhere else, he placed a very large, very modern kitchen/dining/gathering space in what had been the open courtyard. But he couldn’t resist retaining one of the ancient brick exterior walls, now a feature of the home’s interior and a reminder, he remarked, of the passage of time. Irregular, scarred and showing evidence of numerous repairs and replacements undertaken over its 300-year history, the wall is nonetheless a thing of beauty, and a testament to the value of looking back, as well as forward. Choosing to restore is like that: In the very act of renewal, you come to see clearly what is worth saving about everything that came before. Carolyn Kennedy Editor

The kitchen of a New York City brownstone renovated by Safdie Rabines Architects

LEFT T0 RIGHT: MARTIN TESSLER; NICK KANE; DUB ROGERS

I

t is illuminating to see the design choices owners make when they decide to restore or renovate their homes, but it’s also intriguing when they choose not to swap out old for new. Stephen Fitterman—the Vancouver homeowner whose warm contemporary kitchen is on the cover of our spring issue of International Architecture & Design—was looking for a piece of land on which to build, not an old home in need of revival. Yet, after he stumbled upon such a house, he worked carefully with his architect to retain the spirit of the 1950s post-and-beam during what he described as a massive renovation. Stephen was meticulous in his specifications, opting for custom closets, cabinetry, shelving and a built-in credenza. He installed electrical outlets on the horizontal and his front door’s mail slot on the vertical to make them less obtrusive. He thought of everything. However, he chose not to fix everything that was wrong with this old house. “I love the warped fir beams

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

From the Editor correction pg12.indd 12

24/02/11 10:29 AM


You know those moguls who’ve made and lost a fortune? Don’t be one of them. For management of portfolios of three million or more call Jim Bantis or Patrick Keeley at 1.866.681.6001.

We al t h a nd Risk Ma na ge me n t

g lus kins he f f .c om

DATE: feb 17, 2010_5:30 PM

LIVE: 8.5” x 10.375”

GS+A iad 10 01 AD NUMBER:

COLOUR: CMYK

TRIM: 9” x 10.875”

TITLE: moguls AD / JOB

CLIENT: gluskin sheff

PUBLICATION / RUN DATE: int’l arc & design / spring 2011

CREATIVE TEAM: bensimon / parker

B E N S I M O N PA R T N E R S 4 4 6 S PA D I N A R O A D , S U I T E 2 0 7, T O R O N T O , O N TA R I O , M 5 P 3 M 2 , C A N A D A

BLEED: 9.25” x 11.125”

T E L . 4 1 6 5 9 7 9 7 0 0 FA X . 4 1 6 5 9 7 9 7 0 7

SPELL CHECK


INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SPRING 2011, NO. 11 EDITOR Carolyn Kennedy ART DIRECTION Jacques Pilon Design Communications EDITOR-AT-LARGE Kelvin Browne CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Dali Castro, Joy Ferguson, Deborah Aldcorn, Geri Savits-Fine CONTRIBUTORS Nick Kane, Maude Chauvin, André Doyon, Joy Ferguson, Lisa Fitterman, Kateri Lanthier, Virginia Macdonald, Bruce MacNeil, John Bentley Mays, Margaret Mulligan, Undine Pröhl, Suzanne Robicheau, Dub Rogers, Simon Scott, Martin Tessler, Jennifer Van Evra Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre 87 Avenue Road Toronto 416.922.6620 t 416.922.8329 f yorkvilledesigncentre.ca

PUBLICATION DIRECTOR Geoffrey Dawe PUBLISHER Eithne McCredie ADVERTISING ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, ADVERTISING Donna Murphy donna@iadmagazine.com 647-519-8919 MONTREAL ACCOUNT MANAGER Danielle Adam 819-425-8859 U.S.A. ADVERTISING SALES Nicola Clayton nicola@luxurymediasales.com 212-619-6009 PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Maria Musikka DIGITAL PRE-PRESS Fiona Allison, Clarity Colour PRINTING Dollco Printing

International Architecture & Design Magazine is published by GLP, 33 Euclid Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6J 2J7 Telephone 416-504-5282 Fax 416-361-9244 International Architecture & Design and International Architecture & Design Magazine are trademarks of GLP. All rights reserved. International Architecture & Design Magazine is published four times a year and is distributed via name and address and through select retail partners. No part of International Architecture & Design Magazine may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written consent from GLP. For additional information, e-mail mail@iadmagazine.com, call 416-504-5282, or fax 416-361-9244. The views expressed by the contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher, editor, or staff. Address all editorial, business, and production correspondence to: mail@iadmagazine.com. GLP Inc. does not take responsibility for any unsolicited manuscripts or photography. Printed in Canada. Canada Post publications mail agreement number is 41637012. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: 33 Euclid Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6J 2J7

14

Masthead pg14.indd 14

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

3/10/11 3:08 PM


LD

% 0

SO

8

Move In Now! Experience Forest Hill’s Most Luxurious Condominium Residence. Handsomely appointed and delightfully convenient, Churchill Park is the epitome of gracious living. Located at St. Clair and Spadina, just steps from The Village and everything you love about this one of a kind neighbourhood.

Grand Suites from $900,000 PRESENTATION CENTRE 330 Spadina Road Mon – Wed 12-6pm Sat – Sun 12-5pm or By Appointment

churchillparkcondos.com 416.966.9080 Exclusive Agent Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. Brokers protected. Prices & Specifications subject to change without notice. Illustration is artist’s concept E.&O.E.

SPAD 0315 Architecture & Design Ad_final.indd 1

2/4/11 10:01:01 AM

TOWER HILL SPAD 0315

SPAD 0315 Architecture & Design Ad

INDD CR

9 x 10.875 1” : 1”

02/03/11

N/A .25


DESIGNPHILE

NEWS GOODS GADGETS PEOPLE PLACES

RESTORATION DRAMA In 1961, Arthur Erickson’s Glass House in Comox, B.C., was called the most fabulous house in Canada. But the 1990s saw it damaged by a renovation. Now, at just past 50, restored and updated to the architect’s satisfaction, the house is enjoying another day in the sun. By Jennifer Van Evra Photography by Simon Scott

Above: The Glass House was completed in 1959. Twenty years later American architect Philip Johnson, quoted in a profile in The New Yorker, declared Arthur Erickson “by far the greatest architect in Canada, and maybe the greatest on this continent.”

16

he first time Doug Field saw the house he thought aliens had arrived. It was around 1961, and Field, then 12 years old, and his cousin Smokey were wandering along the beach just outside the fishing village of Comox on Vancouver Island, at the time a distant outpost. The two youngsters noticed a trail leading up a steep embankment and followed it. “We were walking up through this brushy trail—then, lo and behold, there was this big glass towering building right above us,” recounts Field. “There was so much glass and it was such a bizarre structure that we thought a spaceship had landed.” In fact, no UFO had descended—but the house was helping to launch the meteoric

T

career of architect Arthur Erickson, who would go on to design Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology, the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, and dozens more high-profile homes and institutions around the globe. Superstardom in the design world had not yet arrived for Erickson as he built that clifftop home in Comox, which locals simply call the “Glass House.” Perched high on a bluff with ocean and mountain views so spectacular that Erickson called the site the most beautiful he had seen, the home featured floor-to-ceiling glass walls that would treat its residents to sunrises over the

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

DP Filberg correction p16.indd 16

23/02/11 10:40 AM


THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN A VOLVO. THERE’S KNOWING THAT WHEN YOU’VE SPENT YOUR WHOLE LIFE PLAYING IT SAFE, IT’S TIME TO JUST PLAY. THAT’S WHY THE ALL-NEW NAUGHTY VOLVO S60 IS HERE.

Introducing the All-New Naughty Volvo S60, the car that stops for pedestrians – even if you don’t – with its revolutionary Pedestrian Detection Safety Technology.* Equipped with a choice of 250hp or 300hp turbocharged engines and a stunningly designed interior, see why the S60 is the naughtiest Volvo ever, starting from $38,300.**

THE ALL- NEW 300HP AWD NAUGHTY VOLVO S60 VOLVOCARS.CA ©2011 Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. “Volvo. for life” is a registered trademark used under license by Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. Always remember to wear your seat belt. Visit volvocars.ca. *Pedestrian Detection system is intended to help the driver avoid collisions with pedestrians at speeds below 35 km/h by automatically applying braking should the driver fail to react. The system is designed to provide assistance to the driver only and is not intended to substitute for driver awareness or safe operation of a motor vehicle. Always exercise caution when operating a motor vehicle.**MSRP of a new 2011 S60 T6 or 2012 S60 T5. Excludes freight and PDI, administration fee, air conditioning tax (where applicable). License, insurance, registration and other applicable taxes and fees are extra. Offer is subject to change without notice. Retailer may sell for less. Retailer order/ trade may be necessary. Some terms/conditions apply. See your Volvo retailer for full details. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown.

16017_Volvo_S60_IAD_EN.indd 1 File: 16017_Volvo_S60_IAD_EN File: Docket/Job: 16017 Client: Volvo

11-02-14 9:28 AM x 10.875" (h) Trim: 9" (w) Trim: Safety: .25"Safety: Bleed: .125”

Bleed:

Arch. & Design Publication: International Publication: Insertion Date: Spring 2011date: Issue Insertion Colours: CMYK

Colours:

Art Director: James Copywriter: Rick Mac Artist: Julie

Art Director: Proof printed at 100Writer: % Mac:


DESIGNPHILE

ARCHIVES

Left: Doug Field’s careful stewardship of the house included the installation of thermal low-E windows. Below left: The fireplace has been converted from wood-burning to gas; the striking brass hood is a replica. Below right: Field acquired the brass drum table, another original furnishing, just last year.

Georgia Strait to the east and, to the west, glowing sunsets behind the Comox Glacier and surrounding mountains. Delicate cedar screens provided shade from the midday sun. Skylights ran the full length of the house, from east to west and from north to south. Marble terrazzo floors gleamed. A brass fireplace in the middle of the living room created a powerful focal point, while rock walls to the north and south took their cues from the rugged landscape. Columns were wrapped with yellow cedar tubes that were lit inside to cast a glow both upward and down. In 1961, Canadian Homes magazine put the Glass House on its cover and declared it “the most fabulous house in Canada.” “It is a superb piece of art high on this cliff,” says Simon Scott, an architectural photographer who was friends with Erickson and is now president of the Arthur Erickson House and Garden Foundation. “Most people who build on waterfront property place the house right at the

18

edge of the waterfront looking right out at the sea. Arthur didn’t do that. He turned it at a right angle to the cliff edge, so you’re not overly aware of it, but you have that intrigue, that wonderful aspect of wondering what’s beyond.” Its first owner, Rob Filberg, would never occupy the house. Filberg wanted a hub where people could gather to share ideas, but he died unexpectedly at the age of 33, mere months before his cliffside jewel was complete. Shortly after, a geologist purchased the home; then around 1990, it was sold to a now-notorious doctor who renovated the home so drastically that furious architecture watchers called it “a desecration.” Gone were the stunning walls of glass; plywood covered in garish pink stucco took their place. Interior walls were coated with prefab, wallpapercovered plywood sheets, and the skylights were boarded up. The home was finished with cheap-looking windows and doors. Field had made his fortune as the largest

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

DP Filberg pp16-20.indd 18

18/02/11 3:38 PM


Arthur Erickson’s Glass House is on the market for the ďŹ rst time in 10 years. Sited at the highest point on the peninsula, on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, the 8-acre property has 270-degree views of the ocean and the bay. It also has a helipad. Details, page 109.

SPR I NG 2 011 19

DP Filberg correction p19.indd 19

23/02/11 10:41 AM


DESIGNPHILE

ARCHIVES

This page: Field recreated Erickson’s cedar sunscreens and reintroduced the yellow board and batten, both inside and out. Columns wrapped in cedar tubes are unique light standards that cast their glow upward and down.

manufacturer of drift-jigging fishing lures in North America with his company Buzz Bomb & Zzinger Lures. A natural tinkerer, Field also had a penchant for buying properties people didn’t want and making them desirable. That’s what he was doing with the steeply sloped, sand-covered lot adjacent to the Filberg house just as the doctor was taking it apart. “I got a good look at him destroying it because I’m a helicopter pilot as well,” says Field. “I would check the progress on the house and think, Oh my God, he’s converting it from a glass house to a pink stucco cocoon.” In 1999, the doctor put the home back on the market. And while most Erickson houses would sell in a snap, there was so little of his original design left that the pink stucco cocoon sat— until Field bought the property for just under $500,000 and began its meticulous resuscitation. Over the next nine months, Field ripped out every feature that the previous owner had added. Using photographs and accounts of the original home for reference, he replaced the pink stucco walls with thermal low-E panes that weren’t available when the house was first designed, and he uncovered the skylights. The brass hood over the fireplace had been demolished, but Field had an Austrian tinsmith in Courtenay create a replica. He reintroduced the yellow cedar board and batten, both inside and out, and recreated the cedar sunscreens. He even has the keys from Filberg’s 1958 Edsel station wagon hanging on a key rack inside. It took some time, but Scott—who consulted on Field’s renovation by providing plans, photos and advice—eventually convinced Erickson that he should see the restored house in person. Standing in the centre of the home, the architect—then 40 years older and a star of the design world—looked carefully at the restoration, including two alterations to the original design: the clear glass Field had installed above the living room rock wall in place of opaque fibreglass panels, and the yellow cedar board and batten he had carried through to the north wall. “He has his arms crossed, and he’s looking north and then south. And then he’s looking upwards at the two walls and he says, ‘You know what? I think I like this better,’ ” recalls Field. “That was an extreme compliment.”

20

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

DP Filberg pp16-20.indd 20

18/02/11 3:39 PM


White high-tech ceramic watch. Self-winding mechanical movement. 42-hour power reserve. CHANEL BOUTIQUES AND FINE JEWELLERS • CHANEL.CA

13344C_J-12_Blanche_Arch&Design.indd 1

TITRE : MONTRE J-12 BLANCHE N° D’ANNONCE : CHS-VAR-M-13344-10-A PUBLICATION : INT ARCH. & DESIGN

FORMAT : 9” X 10.875” DATE D’INSERTION : NOVEMBRE

16/09/10 11:23 AM


DESIGNPHILE

MARKET SNAPSHOT

RIPE FOR REINVENTION In this issue, we looked at the restoration and renovation or expansion of some typical housing— including a bungalow and a post-and-beam home—that showed potential to be transformed for stylish, luxurious living. In Canada we have been building bungalows since the 1880s—first, Arts and Crafts designs by notable architects such as Samuel Maclure, and then, after the Second World War, as affordable housing. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the

A SAMPLING OF BUNGALOWS CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET

Coquitlam, B.C. $970,000 • 2,000 sq. ft. on half an acre • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths • built in 1955 • for sale as tear-down property

first-generation suburbs—built after that war and dominated by bungalows—represent about one-third of our housing stock. These homes are now in transition, experiencing everything from renovation to demolition. Here are some recent listings for bungalows and post-and-beam homes that reflect a sampling of current prices (as of February 2011) across the country. All amounts are in Canadian dollars. —Joy Ferguson

• 3 storeys, 10 bedrooms, 4 baths • built in 1927 • income property on almost half an acre

Halifax $499,000 • 2,046 sq. ft. • 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths • built in 1957 • needed renovations would include finishing lower level and construction to create walkout family room

Calgary $799,900 • 2,100 sq. ft. • 2 + 3 bedrooms, 3 baths • built in 1950 • upgrades include ceramic backsplash and granite countertops

22

Long a favourite in B.C., traditional timber-framed homes are now found from sea to sea.

Naramata, B.C. $1.44 million • 4,000 sq. ft. • 3 bedrooms, 4 full baths • overlooks Okanagan Lake • signature details include salvaged post-and-beam Douglas fir timbers, open loft, 5” plank

Toronto

Toronto

A twist on the bungalow: the bungaloft

$569,000

Kicking Horse Country, B.C.

• 1,600 sq. ft. of living space on 6,000-sq.-ft. lot • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths • built in 1922 • original oak trim, lead-and-stainedglass windows and doors

$1.55 million

$1.89 million • 5,000-sq.-ft. condo • 2 bedrooms, 1 loft, 3 baths, great room • dubbed “bungaloft” because a loft was added to the design • fireplace, wine cellar

Burnaby, B.C. $1.3 million

RECENT LISTINGS OF POST-AND-BEAM HOMES

Vancouver $649,900

A SAMPLING OF CANADA’S ARTS AND CRAFTS BUNGALOWS Originating in England, the Arts and Crafts movement flourished in Europe and Canada from the late 1800s to the First World War. The movement celebrated traditional craftsmanship, simple forms and the natural beauty of materials.

• 2,000 sq. ft. of living space on 4,000-sq.-ft. lot • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths • built in 1924 • beautifully restored with original woodwork, brick fireplace, fir corner display cabinets

Victoria, B.C. $789,900

Halifax $350,000 • 1,490 sq. ft. of living space on 7,000-sq.-ft lot • 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths • built in 1930 • original brick exterior, fireplace, wood floors, remodelled kitchen

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. $1.995 million

• 2,400 sq. ft. of living space on 5,500-sq.-ft. lot • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths • built in 1913 • original woodwork panelling throughout, wood floors, stained glass, Craftsman built-in buffet and fold-out desk, window seats with storage, fireplace

• 2,700 sq. ft. • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths • 3 levels all with views of Canadian Rockies • built in 1999 • great room with rundle-stone fireplace, balcony, 30-ft. ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows

Hepworth, Ont. $499,000 • 2,400 sq. ft. by the river • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths • built in 2004 • open-concept layout • professionally landscaped yard, rockery waterfalls flowing to the river

Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Que. $750,000 • 3,000 sq. ft. • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths • mountain views • new construction, with hardwood floors and spacious rooms including solarium, home theatre • stone fireplace, granite countertops

• 1.85 acres on the Niagara River • main house: 2,660 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 2 baths • coach house: 4,500 sq. ft. • built in 1909 • stone cottage with loft bedroom

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

DP Real estate p24.indd 22

24/02/11 10:50 AM


BC’s Thompson Okanagan Valley justly deserves its alias of “Canada’s Paradise”. It is also, the domain of custom home builder extraordinaire:

Bellamy Homes.

The Okanagan, is renowned for Canada’s longest golf season, lush orchards, world class ski resorts, dozens of VQA caliber vineyards and wineries, and Canada’s only true desert environment. All of this on the shores of crystal clear lakes. Undoubtedly this is why it is the premier retirement and seasonal residence destination in Canada. The urban jewel of the valley is Kelowna. Demographically almost identical to Oakville Ontario: Kelowna retains its small city charm, includes every urban amenity, and blends seamlessly with the nature that cradles it. Summers are hot and dry. Winters are forgiving and short. The “Okanagan Lifestyle” is connected to nature, active, social and genteel.

It takes an experienced Okanagan custom home builder, like Bellamy Homes to maximize the breathtaking views and vistas, integrate indoor & outdoor living spaces and address the implications of hillside placement into home design, construction techniques & décor features and bring them all together within your personal vision of home. Precious few have achieved the impressive collection of awards & accolades for excellence in home design, construction and customer service that Bellamy Homes garners year after year. The distinguishing characteristic of Bellamy Homes is the persona at the head and heart of the company. Les Bellamy is not only the CEO; the principal designer for the Bellamy Design division; your expert Site Evaluation Specialist there to walk your lot before the design work and construction can begin; on site virtually daily with the trades’ supervisors and suppliers’ installers; setting the detailed schedule that ensures the build runs smoothly and; there to walk you through your finished home bringing comfort and advice on how to best operate the functional systems of your home. It is Les’ attention to detail that ensures the Bellamy Homes commitment to uncompromising craftsmanship and genuine customer care. The tangibles of concrete, stone and wood are mixed with the intangibles of expertise, integrity, honesty and team work. “When you’re clear, honest and upfront, it all goes smoothly. I work at building friendships with every custom home.” Call this number: 250.470.2429 Les Bellamy will answer. www.bellamyhomes.ca


DESIGNPHILE

GOODS

TASTE TESTED Designs for the kitchen so artfully executed they can almost stand alone as sculptural accents.

Elegant and rustic in equal measure, the Branches chandelier by the talented Brothers Dressler was a hit at Toronto’s Interior Design Show (IDS) in January. brothersdressler.com

To inspire your inner pastry chef, Tahir Mahmood’s Baylun hardwood rolling pin has exquisite detailing and a satisfying heft that quietly elevate the humble implement. tahirmahmood.com

In a modern kitchen by Yorkville Design Centre, watery-green glass tile is a refreshing match for stainless steel appliances. The look says crisp, cool efficiency. yorkvilledesigncentre.ca

24

Tahir Mahmood uses the old-time technique of turning wood on a lathe for his simple, beautiful mortar and pestles crafted in modern styles and quirky colours. tahirmahmood.com

YORKVILLE DESIGN CENTRE KITCHEN: REIN RAAMAT

Tall, chic and handsome, the Axor Citterio Semi-Pro faucet brings maximum style and function to the kitchen sink. You’ll love the spout arm’s full 360-degree swivel. hansgrohe.-usa.com

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

DP_product pp22-23.indd 24

24/02/11 10:48 AM


Designer Michael Young’s modular Tetrix from Scavolini, another introduction at IDS, brings a bold new palette of colours, ultimate flexibility of layout and a clean, hardware-free profile to kitchen design. scavolini.com

Modern Revision’s limitededition desk is a mash-up of styles—trad lady’s writing table meets ’50s kitchen—that has retro written all over it. modernrevision.com

Timeless pressed glass gets an industrial-style outing in these hard-wearing pendant lamps by Tom Dixon. Klaus by Nienkämper. klausn.com

SPR I NG 2 011 25

DP_product pp22-23.indd 25

24/02/11 10:49 AM


DESIGNPHILE

IN GOOD TASTE

SEEING REDS Bring on barbecue season. It’s time to ignite that six-foot gas grill with infrared rotisserie, or perhaps the Tuscan-style, wood-burning oven beside the infinity pool. Here are some premium red wines to go with spring’s first grass-fed filet mignon or cedar-planked wild salmon. Le Clos Jordanne Pinot Noir Le Grand Clos 2008 VQA, Niagara Peninsula, Ont.

Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa 2006 Napa Valley, Calif.

A stunning core of tart cherry in this medium-bodied silky wine with some spices on the finish. Magnificent length, depth and voluptuousness. One of Canada’s best pinots, if not the best. Pair it with that cedarplanked wild salmon or grilled leg of lamb.

A full-bodied, classically structured red with the elegance and balance of Bordeaux—and California’s fruit concentration and power. This wine has a long life ahead of it and will reward many years in the cellar. Unwilling to wait to savour those alluring aromas of blackberry, cedar brush and black plums? Pair with truffled grilled chicken or thinly sliced Kobe beef.

Drink: 2011-2018 | $70 | Score: 94

Drink: 2011-2020 | $140 | Score: 95

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007 Sonoma County, Calif. A rich red bursting with aromas of fleshy blackberries and cassis, wrapped in a judicious weave of toasty oak. Satin-smooth and full-bodied. Decant one to two hours before drinking. Pair with grilled venison. Drink: 2011-2017 | $60 | Score: 91

Penfolds Shiraz RWT 2006 Barossa, South Australia A lovely, generous wine—full-bodied with juicy, mouth-filling black fruit, yet there’s incredible finesse. A beautiful match for filet mignon or wild bison. Drink: 2011-2017 | $150 | Score: 97 —Natalie MacLean Natalie MacLean is the editor of Canada’s largest wine website at nataliemaclean.com.

JUST ADD FLAVOUR MUCH AS YOU MAY ENJOY READING this book, you likely won’t get through more than a few pages at a time. Why? Because you’ll keep slipping away to experiment with flavour pairings or to whip up one of the casually tantalizing dishes described in its pages. U.K. author Niki Segnit had set out to rid herself of the recipe dependence that 20 years of cooking had inculcated in her. Why could she not cook by instinct, she wondered, as her mother and grandmother had? Perhaps slavishly following recipes was causing her lack of confidence and innovation as a cook. The quest led her to compile The Flavor Thesaurus, a guided tour of food groups and flavour matchups, regional culinary traditions and wide-ranging expert opinions. While, for practical reasons, Segnit limits herself to 99 flavour categories, the permutations and combinations suggested within her book appear infinite—you’ll never be able to attempt them all, which is not to suggest you shouldn’t try. Delivered in a low-key, intimate tone reminiscent of the beloved late American food writer Laurie Colwin, this last-cookbook-you’ll-ever-need is fun to dip into for late-night reading but also eminently useful for consulting over the stovetop. Bloomsbury USA, 383 pages, $27

Rack Stars This sleek vertical wine storage system made an appearance at the 2011 Interior Design Show’s Studio North, which showcased works by design entrepreneurs and innovators from across Canada. Quebeckers Sylvain Ouellette and Denis Letellier developed this alternative to traditional wood racking—small-footprint stainless steel standing tubes that will bring an au courant industrial vibe to contemporary kitchens and wine cellars. Each adjustable-height 2”-diameter tube is punctured with multiple holes from which your favourite vintages will appear to defy gravity while hanging on by their necks. Holds 30 to 42 bottles, depending on model. By Vinox Concept.

26

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

DP_food_drink p26.indd 26

22/02/11 3:06 PM


The difference between creating a house they’ll want to come home to and one they’ll never want to leave.

The Electrolux ICON® series of appliances can help turn a house into a home, a kitchen into a living room. That’s because each appliance has been designed for optimal performance and aesthetic detail: racks move with the touch of a finger, cooking surfaces are unobtrusive and clean easily, touch panels disappear, and refrigerators and dishwashers work quietly. Available in a bold Professional Series and a graceful Designer Series, Electrolux ICON® appliances can help you create kitchens people will never want to leave. For more than 80 years Electrolux appliances have graced the kitchens of fine European homes and restaurants. For more information, or to view the Electrolux ICON® series on the web, visit electroluxicon.com.

© 2011 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.

ART_00_EHPCORP01978_ElectoluxICON_SP.indd 1

11-01-26 11:36 AM

AD #: CLIENT: PRODUCT: Size: Colour: Screen: Date: Publication:

ehp01978E electrolux Corporate 9” x 10.875” 4C process 150 Spring 2011 INT’l arch. & design


DESIGNPHILE

LIVING SPACE

KITCHENS THAT SIZZLE Architects and designers share their space-planning ideas, style tips and favourite materials. By Carolyn Kennedy

DESIGN: LOHA: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects LOCATION: Venice, Calif. In the 15-by-18-foot kitchen in his own newly built house in Venice, Calif., Los Angeles-based architect Lorcan O’Herlihy chose to forgo an island, opting for a large table that can double as a work surface and defines the space, he says, “more as a room and a place to hang out than a kitchen.” The measurements of the cabinetry in the kitchen, as well as in the other rooms, are based on a two-foot module O’Herlihy developed for the house as a whole, creating a soothing and very orderly cohesion. The architect designed the kitchen table and benches, made of blackstained oak. Their simple, strong lines are both elegant and utilitarian. Backless benches reinforce the minimalism of the room, and of the house as a whole. The austere simplicity of the interior space allows the complexity of the house’s exterior—evidenced by the unique pattern of vertical windows in a staggered placement—to claim the attention.

1

Floating cabinets proffer a horizontal interpretation of the two-foot-wide vertical windows. All of the horizontal surfaces in this kitchen are usable; the owners place butcher-block slabs on the floating cabinets to maximize function. Poured concrete, left raw and slightly roughened, is a practical choice for the countertop around the sink and stove.

Open stainless steel shelving and hanging racks for implements keep items in daily use at close reach, while the lack of upper cabinets advances the feeling of openness. In a kitchen this size, the standard triangle plan of sink-stove-fridge is not necessary for efficiency, O’Herlihy says.

MATERIALS PALETTE

Black-stained oak (cabinetry) White oak (flooring) Stainless steel (appliances, shelving) Concrete (countertops) White (walls, ceiling)

28

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

DP_kitchens pp28-35.indd 28

UNDINE PRÖHL

Smart solution Rectangular recesses were carved out between the ceiling joists to hold uplights that reflect off the white surfaces. The recesses are based on the same narrow vertical principle as the home’s other measurements but are of smaller proportions to fit between 16-inch joists.

20/02/11 3:42 PM


In tune with the minimalist sensibility of the house, this kitchen uses a carefully limited palette of materials.

SPR I NG 2 011 29

DP_kitchens pp28-35.indd 29

20/02/11 3:42 PM


LIVING SPACE

ANDRÉ DOYON

DESIGNPHILE

30

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

DP_kitchens pp28-35.indd 30

20/02/11 3:42 PM


2

DESIGN: Gestion René Desjardins Inc. LOCATION: Montreal, Que.

Full-height windows on three sides of this 23rd-floor Montreal apartment—formed from a renovation by designer René Desjardins that combined two penthouses into a large rectangle—gave this kitchen its most important attributes: plentiful natural light and sweeping views of the city and the St. Lawrence River. The open-concept space leaves the kitchen in full view of the dining area and living room, so making it livable was important. Dark-toned cabinetry and appliances define the actual workspace, creating continuity with a wall of charcoal grey-stained oak in the living room. Ash floors were given a caffe latte stain. Although the backdrop of the space—ceiling, most of the walls, even structural columns—is painted white, the look is warm. A dining table of solid walnut on a patinated steel base adds an element of craftsmanship with an industrial touch that suits the loft-style apartment. Comfortably large, the table provides seating for 10 people, while its proximity to the island allows it to stand in easily as an extra workspace. Cabinetry, topped with charcoal-coloured granite counters, is faced in glass, creating reflective surfaces that enhance the already abundant light. Glass doors lead to an outdoor terrace that runs alongside the dining area, bringing into the living space not just the city but also any high-rise garden efforts. For privacy, sheets of fabric made of natural fibres with threads of stainless steel—hidden from view when raised, as shown here—descend from the ceiling at the touch of a button. Smart detail Three vertical bookshelves keep good reads and cookbooks on hand and declare that this is a living space, not a show space. MATERIALS PALETTE

Woods: oak, ash, walnut (on wall, floors, table) Colours: charcoal, brown, white Glass (countertop) Granite (countertop) Stainless steel (appliances, range hood) Steel (table base)

Using a combination of mellow-hued materials allowed the designer to avoid the ‘laboratory’ look of some modern kitchens.

SPR I NG 2 011 31

DP_kitchens pp28-35.indd 31

20/02/11 3:42 PM


DESIGNPHILE

LIVING SPACE

‘The repetition of cabinetry material and the style of built-in niches throughout the house enhance the sense of the kitchen as part of the living space.’ DESIGN: Safdie Rabines Architects LOCATION: New York City This kitchen was crafted as part of the renovation of an 18-foot-wide townhouse. Many of the design solutions here, created by the San Diego-based architects Taal Safdie and Ricardo Rabines, respond to the challenges of making workable space in a narrow city home. A typical New York City brownstone, this house sits side by side with its neighbours, allowing little light within except from the rear. By creating a two-storey kitchen, the architects were able to bring light through the rear windows into the first and second floors. The kitchen is open to both the dining room and the front entrance, as well as to the family room on the second level. The square shape of the cabinets and the open shelves interspersed among them impart a more sculptural look than standard vertical cabinets. They are crafted of avodire, a tropical wood with a beautiful strong grain. No space goes unused in New York real estate. A narrow breakfast table paired with built-in benches carves maximum utility out of a windowed nook. Precious inches were allocated to a sculptural built-in wine rack. Stainless steel is the architects’ countertop material of choice for the sink area, and it provides a cool contrast to the warm wood tones. Durable precast concrete with a terrazzo look tops the island. Pale maple floors of the same colour but with a less prominent grain than the avodire cabinetry tie in without claiming all the attention.

3

The architects retained two of the existing beams from the second floor— they’re a reminder of the home’s history and provide a support for two tracks of halogen lights that create an intimate zone for drinks and pre-dinner chat around the island.

MATERIALS PALETTE

Stainless steel (sink, counters) Concrete (island counter) Avodire (cabinetry) Maple (flooring)

32

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

DP_kitchens pp28-35.indd 32

DUB ROGERS

Smart solution Fold-down tables at each end of the formal dining room, which is too narrow to hold a buffet, are used for serving or as a bar when entertaining. They create a separation from the kitchen area. Afterward, they close up so as not to impede traffic flow.

20/02/11 3:42 PM


SPR I NG 2 011 33

DP_kitchens pp28-35.indd 33

20/02/11 3:43 PM


LIVING SPACE

MARGARET MULLIGAN

DESIGNPHILE

34

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

DP_kitchens pp28-35.indd 34

20/02/11 3:43 PM


4

DESIGN: Jennifer Worts Design LOCATION: Toronto, Ont. Designed as part of the renovation of an outdated Toronto home for a family of five, this kitchen, like the house, was given a clean contemporary look. A 4-by-8-foot island dominates the space; it was designed as a prep area for multiple cooks. This kitchen isn’t a gathering space, designer Jennifer Worts says; the living and dining rooms across the back of the house serve that purpose. This kitchen is all about function. The predominantly white colour palette is a continuation of the scheme in the rest of the house. A chunky (4-inch) dark-stained wood trim with a prominent grain adds warmth and softens the lines of the island while picking up on the exposed wood mouldings and window trim throughout the home. A backsplash of white Calcutta marble tile with a soft grey vein, laid subway style, creates an elegant, textural focal point on the wall above the range and on the adjacent wall (not shown). A white CaesarStone quartz countertop is both beautiful and practical; it is impervious even to hot pots. A traditional-style dark oak table is a sophisticated alternative to typical kitchen furniture; pairing it with modern white leather chairs on sleek chrome legs keeps the look up to date. At one end, open storage and a cantilevered shelf in the same dark wood as the island trim set the breakfast area apart from the rest of the kitchen workspace. For greatest efficiency, the designer prefers that the principal work zones pay heed to the traditional kitchen triangle, as the sink, range top and refrigerator do here in close proximity. The brushed stainless steel hardware on the lower cabinetry is large-scale, creating visual interest and making it easy to grab even when the cook has other items in her hands. The upper cabinets were given small knobs so as not to distract attention from the backsplash. Although this kitchen has lots of shiny surfaces that build a glamorous look, the formaldehyde-free cabinetry has a matte finish, which shows less wear over time than a high-gloss surface. Smart details The expanse of upper cabinetry is broken by frosted-glass cabinet doors flanking the range hood. Above the range, a single cabinet accessed via a garage-style door affords storage for lesser-used items. MATERIALS PALETTE

White CaesarStone quartz (countertops) Dark-stained woods (cabinetry trim, table) Calcutta marble tile (backsplash) Stainless steel (appliances, range hood, cabinet pulls)

‘White bridges all styles. It can be utterly traditional or extremely contemporary.’ SPR I NG 2 011 35

DP_kitchens pp28-35.indd 35

20/02/11 3:43 PM


PORTFOLIO

In Excess The mayhem of contemporary culture gets lush expression in the paintings of Montreal’s Benjamin Klein. By John Bentley Mays

T

he canvas shows a bright summery blue sky and a grassy green foreground that recedes toward a horizon line drawn in the middle distance. It is landscape art in the venerable Western tradition of picturing the natural world—or at least that’s one face it shows to the viewer. Striking and very fresh, This Magic Moment won emerging Montreal artist Benjamin Klein his place among the finalists in the 2010 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Klein, however, is no reborn Group of Seven landscape artist. This Magic Moment is a congested scene of sharp collisions and improbable apparitions. Patches of stormy abstract paintwork abut a passage of pastoral calm, two large standing stretchers (the most conspicuous man-made objects in the picture) seem to have fallen from the sky, a white mini-Niagara gushes, impossibly, from a dark, ominous object that may (or may not) be a tree. A narrative is created by these

36

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Portfolio Klein pp36-39.indd 36

16/02/11 12:14 PM


Left: Sleepwalker, 2010 Oil on canvas, 183 x 122 cm

KLEIN BELONGS TO A GENERATION OF YOUNG ARTISTS WHO BELIEVE PAINTING CAN BE AN ACTIVE INSTRUMENT OF CRITICAL INQUIRY AND DISCOVERY.

This Magic Moment, 2010 Oil on canvas, 102 x 127 cm

SPRING 2011 37

Portfolio Klein pp36-39.indd 37

16/02/11 12:14 PM


PORTFOLIO

Top left: When Will I See You Again, 2010 Oil on canvas, 89 x 102 cm Top right: Not Gonna Let Em Catch Me, 2010 Oil on canvas, 51 x 64 cm Left: Image of Authority, 2010 Oil on canvas, 51 x 64 cm

juxtapositions of imagery, but it is not the reassuring bedtime story—everything in its place and all’s right with the world—that traditional landscape painting tells so effectively. So what is this narrative about? The principal clue, I think, is not in this or that scrap of Klein’s brushwork—as interesting and provocative as it is—but in the status of This Magic Moment as tumultuous landscape work. I hesitate to load a ponderous art-historical pedigree onto this painting, which strikes me as very contemporary, and very much on the edge of what is possible for painting now. But I was struck by its resonance with earlier art that similarly springs from, and expresses, experiences of discontinuity and disruption. The German romantic landscape

38

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Portfolio Klein pp36-39.indd 38

16/02/11 12:14 PM


Have You Been Half Asleep, 2010 Oil on canvas, 75 x 89 cm

painter Caspar David Friedrich especially came to mind, as Friedrich was, like Klein is today, far less concerned with accurately depicting nature’s every leaf and cloud than with portraying profoundly disordered states of consciousness in the visual language of landscape. For Friedrich, the sources of this psychic and spiritual disorder were the French Revolution and the subsequent decades of the Napoleonic Wars, with their harvests of exile and displacement for millions of Europeans. For Klein, they appear to be the ongoing social and cultural revolutions in everyday life set in motion by those European events of 200 years ago, magnified and inserted in the lives of everyone by global industrialization and mass communications.

Klein has described his artistic position as one of “total unmooring” and “radical uncertainty.” Whatever comforts and reassurances we may find to ease our way forward, we know in our bones that the stance Klein has adopted in his art, given the bewildering state of culture, is authentic and exemplary. This is not to say that painting should merely reflect its cultural context in a passive, uncritical way. On the contrary, Klein belongs to a generation of young artists who strongly believe painting can be an active instrument of critical inquiry and discovery, a generator of ideas that can help make sense of the bewildering panoply of information and incident and spectacle thrown up incessantly by contemporary urban culture.

This Magic Moment is an instance of renewed confidence in painting, and in modern painting’s promise to analyze raw states of subjective consciousness. The central characters in this work, after all, are stretchers, the physical supports no easel painting can do without. They are (or could be) empty stretchers, signifying infinite possibility, the “radical uncertainty” that confronts every artist before he or she puts brush to canvas—and each one of us before we embark on some new adventure of the mind or spirit. There is radical openness here, and a deeply attractive vulnerability to the unknowing that must first be embraced if we are to know anything at all about the world, and about ourselves.

SPRING 2011 39

Portfolio Klein pp36-39.indd 39

16/02/11 12:14 PM


FROM THE GROUND UP

Rethink, Redraw, Resolve A New Brunswick couple and their architects face the realities of building on a rugged property and alter their home’s design to suit the setting. By Suzanne Robicheau

[ Part 2: THE DESIGN ] In the winter 2011 issue of IA&D, we introduced you to Robert Moore and Judith Mackin, who had just purchased a steeply pitched lot with a view of the Bay of Fundy in downtown Saint John. Inspired by this green space in the heart of the city, the couple quickly formed a mental image of the new, modern house they would build on its peak. They began working with Acre Architects (formerly The Acre Collective) to create a design. Acre principals Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp developed conceptual drawings for the house, a twolevel structure they dubbed The Belvedere for its intended command of the setting and the view. But the architects were also compelled to point out the obstacles to building on a site with such radical topography—rocky terrain, a 100-foot rise and two separate levels of ground—particularly the high costs associated with creating access and supplying services to the site. The firm encouraged Robert and Judith to take a hard, practical look at their plans and reconsider the siting of the house. In fact, this is an essential and ongoing part of any home design or renovation: adapting the plans to suit the realities of site, budget and other constraints. Then, the architects went back to the drawing board and devised a new concept: Into the Wild. The house would be built on the broader middle level of the property and complemented by a small secondary structure at the peak, reached by way of a two-minute stroll over a zigzagged path. Here’s how Judith and Robert altered their plans without letting go of their dream. —The Editors

40

Design 1: The Belvedere Design 2: Into the Wild

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

New Brunswick pp40-43.indd 40

22/02/11 11:09 AM


Saint John, N.B.

[ STEP BY STEP ] Rethinking, redesigning and refining the concept

1

Simply put, a house at the top of the hill would be more expensive to build, especially if preparing the foundation requires the use of dynamite. The architects also estimated an additional $250 per linear metre to take services up the hill. Building at the peak, which offers a smaller area of flat land, would mean essentially creating a house of stairs—that is, with several levels. The staggered elevation could become a limiting factor in Judith and Robert’s plan to grow old in this house. Building on the broader middle ground creates the opportunity for decks, terraces and walkways that flow seamlessly on one level from the principal rooms, and the outdoors can be an integral part of the home. Judith and Robert discovered a precedent for building on middle ground when they learned that the site’s original 19th-century house once stood there. And then they happened to watch a documentary about Frank Lloyd Wright. “Wright says that you should never build on a hill,” says Robert. “If you build on a hill, you lose the hill.” The rock face of the hill, with its various formations, creates a natural amphitheatre and is arguably the most dramatic physical feature on the property. The Belvedere plan, which opted for the higher building site, would have relegated the rock face to a view enjoyed only in passing on the way up the driveway. Building on the new site positions it front and centre. The lot is large and has many points of access, and because it has been vacant for several decades it has generally been regarded as public property. Part of the appeal of building on higher ground was that it would make the house more secure and private. Adair and Kopp demonstrated that it was possible to arrange walls, fences and sightlines in a way to afford an equal sense of security on the middle ground, where there is actually more protection and privacy. Building at the top of the property would have meant landscaping all of the land below; building in the middle and leaving the top wild preserves natural habitat, while reducing costs.

2

3

4

5

6

Above: The architects created a threedimensional model—even photographing Judith and Robert’s paintings and sculptures and displaying them in miniature—that allowed the couple (opposite) to envision the spaces and plot the placement of furniture and art in their future home. Top: A drawing of the house is superimposed on a photograph of the setting to foster an understanding of the house’s exterior. Opposite, bottom: Early drawings of two concepts of the home: the initial plan, known as The Belvedere, and the revised version, called Into the Wild.

SPR I NG 2 011 41

New Brunswick pp40-43.indd 41

24/02/11 11:02 AM


FROM THE GROUND UP

[ PLANNING THE SPACE ] As part of the planning process, Acre Architects worked with Judith and Robert to design a space suited to their current needs and lifestyle. They also considered adaptations for future or occasional use.

Initial drawings included a central kitchen island with stools. In a bid to save space, the architects replaced the island with a sit-down eating nook, large enough to seat four. It is one of Judith’s favourite aspects of the design. “We are MacBook people,” she says. “We’re rarely at our desks and we like to work together in the same room.”

The couple like the idea of a completely separate cabin, essentially a “getaway” incorporated into their home’s design. “We had an actual cabin once,” Judith says. “We had it just long enough to know that we are not cabin people.”

Judith—an entrepreneur who runs a marketing company from her home—needed enough space to accommodate an art and design studio. She and Robert also wanted a spare room for their occasional overnight guests. Rather than designate 125 square feet for a separate guest room, the architects suggested incorporating a hidden wall bed in an office space for Judith. An added bonus: Should stairs ever become difficult for either Judith or Robert, the office can be easily converted to a spacious main-floor bedroom.

‘THE SITE IS JUST UNDER A HECTARE—APPROXIMATELY ONE-THIRD OF A CITY BLOCK. IF THIS WERE MANHATTAN, 236,125 PEOPLE WOULD LIVE ON IT.’ —Monica Adair, Acre Architects

42

Judith and Robert had envisioned a courtyard, but the architects pointed out that this would turn the focus inward and would ignore the impressive site. Instead, they pulled the garage away from the house and rotated it 90 degrees, creating two important areas: a private deck off Judith’s office and a covered entryway. The garage will offer a privacy barrier against the neighbouring properties. And because Judith and Robert are party people, the architects introduced the idea of the garage as a flexible additional space for entertaining. A polished concrete floor will make it welcoming, and a second large door at one end will open onto a private deck and encourage circulation. —S.R.

DIAGRAMS AND FLOOR PLANS COURTESY OF ACRE ARCHITECTS PHOTOS P. 40 AND P. 43: BRUCE MACNEIL

Robert initially wanted to have two separate workspaces—a sculpture studio that includes storage space for his tools and a home office for his work as a professor and poet. The cabin will indeed provide his studio space, but he reconsidered dedicating a room to his office, deciding, “All I really need is a good light, a good chair, and a laptop.”

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

New Brunswick pp40-43.indd 42

22/02/11 11:09 AM


Saint John, N.B.

MAIN FLOOR kitchen

entry

dining d di room ro

deck courtyard

WR

living room

Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp of Acre Architects office / future bedroom droom room

deck courtyard

VITAL STATS Property 2½ acres Location An infill lot in downtown Saint John, N.B.

UPPER LEVEL

entertaining

WR

laundry

guest / family

principal bedroom

Occupants Owners Judith Mackin and Robert Moore. Their home will accommodate a family that includes Robert’s 14-year-old daughter, Alexandra, who lives with them most weekends; Judith’s 20-year-old son, Robyn, who visits often; Robert’s oldest daughter, Jessica, and her fiancé, who are regular visitors. —S.R.

principal deck / green roof deck

green roof

IA&D is following Judith Mackin and Robert Moore as they design and build their dream home. In future issues, we’ll visit the building site and report on their progress.

SPR I NG 2 011 43

New Brunswick pp40-43.indd 43

22/02/11 11:10 AM


Château Maplewood

C

142 résidences exclusives De 1 260 à 6 000 pi ca 1 à 4 chambres à coucher Piscine & spa à l’eau de mer Stationnement intérieur Service de valet Celliers privés et salon de cigare Terrasses avec toits verts Sécurité 24 h sur 24

142 prestigious residences From 1,260 to 6,000 sq. ft. 1 to 4 bedrooms Salt-water pool & spa Indoor parking Valet parking Private wine cellars and cigar lounge Terraces with green roofs Around-the-clock security

727 000 $ - 12 M$

Agence immobilière I Real estate agency

résidences d’exception Prestigious residences Un CADRE DE VIE CONÇU POUR DÉPASSER VOS ATTENTES C’est dans le cadre enchanteur du mont Royal que se dresse le Château Maplewood. Ce joyau du patrimoine et témoin du passé retrouve toute sa splendeur et offre un cadre de vie luxueux et raffiné. Au Château Maplewood, les services et installations de classe internationale sont à votre disposition afin de vous offrir une qualité de vie hors du commun.

Live life on a grand scale at Château Maplewood At Château Maplewood, the luxury of an extraordinary setting and a stunning historical building allowed us to acknowledge the past while ushering into the future. Quality of life will be enhanced by a full range of five star services and amenities. Château Maplewood: Refinement at your service.

w w w. c h at e a u m a p l e w o o d . c o m

Bureau des ventes I Sales Office 1075, av. Laurier O., Outremont - 514.279.0440

Condo témoin I Presentation Centre 1420, boul. Mont-Royal, Outremont - 514.274.8094


INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

SPRING 2011

On renewal:

‘I saw the potential for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.’

FROM TOP: MARTIN TESSLER, UNDINE PRÖHL, VIRGINIA MACDONALD, MARK LUSCOMBE-WHYTE / THE INTERIOR ARCHIVE

—Stephen Fitterman, homeowner, p. 46

SPRING 2011

Island intro_pg45.indd 45

45

18/02/11 5:00 PM


ARCH ITECTU R E

LIGHT AT HEART AN OUTDATED VANCOUVER POST-AND-BEAM GETS A COMPLETE CONTEMPORARY REVIVAL WITH A MODERN COMBO OF WOOD, METAL AND GLASS. BY LISA FITTERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARTIN TESSLER

46

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 46

18/02/11 4:22 PM


Vancouver, B.C.

Opposite: Landscaped with tall grasses, ground cover, ferns and maple trees, the front garden edges close to the walkway, ushering visitors to the bright red door with its vertical mail slot.

This page: Homeowner Stephen Fitterman, a longtime art collector, stands beside Roman Staircase (2005), by Vancouver photographer Stephen Waddell.

SPR I NG 2 011 47

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 47

18/02/11 4:22 PM


ARCH ITECTU R E

f

or years Stephen Fitterman, a corporate litigator who has since refined his argumentative style from those days when he would win by bopping his older sister (namely, me) on the head, had been searching for a property on which to build something new. Stephen was a stickler, holding out for that perfect piece of land, preferably close to Vancouver’s waterfront. But as he stood inside the classic post-and-beam structure with the dark warren of rooms and tacky colour schemes, on a 66-by-120-foot lot in a neighbourhood where he had never before considered buying a home, something clicked. “It was the house’s bones,” he says. “I saw the potential for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.” Stephen loved the mid-century modern feel of the place. It reminded him of Palm Springs, where he had vacationed often. And the house’s footprint—2,200 square feet on one level, including a rundown outbuilding—was larger than the zoning bylaws would allow for new construction. Why tempt fate, then, by tearing it down? The first challenge was choosing an architect. Stephen needed someone who had done this kind of renovation before and would understand he didn’t want a show house so much as a classic modernist home he could live in for the rest of his life. He wanted to do it once and do it right.

48

Above left: From the street, the three maple trees in the garden and the new skylight are barely visible over the yew hedge. On the boulevard, Stephen planted blue oat grass, honeysuckle, ironwood trees and a ground cover known as New Zealand brass buttons. This page: The retro-style Hugues Chevalier sofa contains a drinks shelf that also holds a pull-out brass ashtray. The coffee table, by the same designer, comes with four multifunctional leather-covered footstools. An orange painting, Crossing the Mirror, by David Shapiro, provides welcome colour. Glass bowl sculpture (on the dining table) by Australian artist Cobi Cockburn.

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 48

18/02/11 4:23 PM


Vancouver, B.C.

SPR I NG 2 011 49

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 49

18/02/11 4:23 PM


ARCH ITECTU R E

A work by Graham Gillmore, Save the Day, Fly by Night, overlooks the dining area and living room, while a 19th-century West Coast Native headpiece sits on the coffee table. The painting on the right is by Etienne Zack. The Tabriz carpet is of Herati design.

Bottom: Leather club chairs in the living room face a fireplace of hammered limestone. Panels above the fireplace can be closed to conceal a 52-inch plasma television screen. To its right is another piece by Etienne Zack.

It didn’t take long to find Stuart Howard, whose Vancouver architectural firm has done a number of renovations, ranging from heritage to contemporary. For hours at a time, the two men pored over tracing paper, figuring out how to integrate 21st-century materials into a mid-20th-century design with as few structural changes as possible. Stephen knew what he wanted, from the amount of hanging space for his suits to the horizontal placement of electrical outlets in the baseboards to make them less obtrusive. For Howard, the relatively simple plan was a welcome change of pace. He knew that clients’ wish lists—an extra bedroom, for example—can overwhelm what is already there and turn a project into a completely different kind of house. “Not Stephen,” he says. “He wanted to pare things down and he was meticulous about everything, even where the mail slot would go.” For the exterior cladding, they decided to forgo the typical stucco in favour of a more contemporary look. They chose SuperPanel, a low-maintenance fibrecement board from Germany that looks like concrete but does not contain steel or gravel; it is supplied in four-by-eight-foot sheets and mounted with stainless steel screws. A new 48-foot skylight running the width of the house means that lights don’t have to be turned on until the sun disappears, no matter the time of year. And before installing the skylight, Howard’s team closely studied where light would hit the interior walls at various times of the day so they could position it in

50

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 50

18/02/11 4:23 PM


Vancouver, B.C.

The 13-foot kitchen island allows plenty of cooking space; lined with Cherner bar stools of lightweight moulded plywood, it takes the place of a breakfast table. The cup and saucer are from Hycroft, our grandfather’s defunct china factory in Medicine Hat, Alta. By the entrance, a portrait of Herbert von Karajan by Derek Root gazes obliquely toward the door. Cherner bar stools, Bombast Furniture. Runner, East India Carpets. All millwork, Interior Craft.

SPR I NG 2 011 51

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 51

18/02/11 4:23 PM


ARCH ITECTU R E

The original oor plan of the house was changed only to open up spaces or to accommodate larger facilities. The kitchen, for example, now features a cozy sitting zone with open shelving to display art and mementoes. Countertop, CaesarStone in Lagos Blue. Celadon Vessel (fruit bowl) by Josef Roschar.

52

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 52

18/02/11 4:23 PM


Vancouver, B.C.

Above: The eight-foot-tall windows were carefully positioned so the light hitting the interior walls at various times of the day would not fade the artworks inside the house. Windows and skylight, Craftsman Glazing & Skylites. Left: Before the renovation, the garden was little more than a few scraggly pine trees. Now it features lush, artful plantings, including three maple trees whose leaves drop at different times and turn different colours.

SPR I NG 2 011 53

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 53

18/02/11 4:24 PM


ARCH ITECTU R E

a way that would not fade the artworks inside the house. In the front, the eight-foot-tall windows are mullioned to create more of a visual barrier from the street, while the entry is flanked by a six-foot-high polished-concrete wall, which is softened by a dense hedge of yew shrubs. A water feature buffers sound from the street and proffers a special sense of arrival as visitors walk through the garden to the bright red front door with the vertical mail slot. The garden itself, once little more than a few scraggly pine trees, has been re-landscaped with tall grasses, ground cover, ferns and three maple trees, including an Acer Sango-kaku, with its electric-yellow leaves in autumn and bark that, in winter, turns ruby red. At the back of the house, the existing fence was clad in horizontal cedar bands, with evergreen magnolias planted alongside it to provide shade and privacy. All electrical wiring and most interior finishes were torn out. The house was then stripped to its studs—leaving only the original posts, beams and tongueand-groove ceiling—for a renovation that included joining the outbuilding to the house and transforming it into a second bedroom with walk-in closet and bathroom. Neutral tones are the rule. Save for the bedrooms, which are carpeted, the flooring throughout the home is a dense cream marble veined in taupe and grey. The ceilings are painted a green-grey taupe, beams and all, while countertops are in resilient quartz-based CaesarStone, in a taupe-blue that fits well

54

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 54

18/02/11 4:24 PM


Vancouver, B.C.

Opposite page, left: Stephen’s office looks out onto the front garden and a lion’s head maple tree. The custom credenza is of anigre wood and the African sculpture is from the family collection. Credenza, Interior Craft. Eames office chair, LivingSpace.

Opposite page, right: An expanse of wall underneath the skylight showcases a series of family photos from the 1940s to the 1960s. Reflecting the homeowner’s meticulous attention to detail is the horizontal placement of electrical outlets in the baseboards to make them unobtrusive.

Above: The guest room also functions as a library, albeit one with a Missoni carpet and a sofa that unfolds into a bed. An original Eames LCM chair sits in front of built-in anigre shelves. Pastel by John Hartman (right, leaning against the shelves). Photograph by Ron Terada.

SPR I NG 2 011 55

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 55

18/02/11 4:24 PM


ARCH ITECTU R E

Stephen created a walkout to the pool and gardens from the large master suite, which he gave a wall of windows and doors with the intention of filling the room with light. The original ceiling beams are prized for their subtle character, especially the few that have slightly warped over time. Matteo bedding, Bacci’s.

A SKYLIGHT RUNNING THE WIDTH OF THE HOUSE MEANS THAT LIGHTS DON’T HAVE TO BE TURNED ON UNTIL THE SUN DISAPPEARS, NO MATTER THE TIME OF YEAR.

56

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Fitterman Fitterman pp46-57.indd 56

18/02/11 4:24 PM


Vancouver, B.C.

with the home’s cool aesthetic. The pièce de résistance is millwork in anigre, a hardwood from Africa, all on a horizontal grain with a light, natural finish. The walk-through closet on the way to the master bedroom is made of anigre, as are the boxes between the beams that hide the ceiling lights. The furniture is a mix, recycled and new, testament to Stephen’s commitment to comfort and style over building a mid-century shrine. A new 10-foot-long matteblack oak dining table is surrounded by award-winning base-head saddle chairs which he has had for years; they’re from the defunct Toronto design collective Portico. Across the room, a new sofa by New York’s Hugues Chevalier, which evokes the 1940s, sits adjacent to shelves that hold an antique West Coast First Nations cedar basket. Stephen’s wide-ranging art collection includes a mask by Northwest Coast artist Beau Dick, photographs by Scott McFarland, multimedia work by Pierre Dorion, and paintings by Etienne Zack, John Hartman and Graham Gillmore. A specially commissioned raw-steel sculpture by London-based artist Cathy Azria sits in the gas fireplace. There is also a series of family photos from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s: our grandfather cutting cane in Cuba in a challenge against the Governor of Havana at the height of the Cold War; the three siblings, with me and my sister dressed in dirndls our grandmother brought back from Europe; a young Stephen perched precariously on the roof of a horse barn with his younger cousin, their arms outstretched to keep their balance on top of the world.

A walk-through closet leading to the master bedroom is made of anigre hardwood, as are the boxes between the beams that hide the ceiling lights.

For floor plans, see page 110 A Beau Dick portrait mask on the wall offers a counterpoint to the sculptures on the edge of the bath. Faucets, Hansgrohe. Kashmir marble flooring, surround, Simply Stones.

SPR I NG 2 011 57

Fitterman correction p-57.indd 57

23/02/11 10:50 AM


PHOTO E SSAY

The living room appears to be a vast open space, but it can be closed to the elements with a push of the button that operates two 25-foot-long glass curtains in an anodized steel frame that hang on a rail system. The original structure was enclosed, including half of the pool, but a windstorm tore out the glass wall soon after the house was built. The owner and architect liked the open effect and so devised the current system.

58

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Lautner pp58-65.indd 58

17/02/11 12:44 PM


Palm Springs, Calif.

OF EARTH AND SKY PERCHED HALFWAY UP A DESERT CLIFF, A FREEWHEELING ’60s HOUSE MERGES INDOORS AND OUT UNDER A GREAT DOMED ROOF THAT OFFERS GLIMPSES OF THE STARS. BY CAROLYN KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHY BY UNDINE PRÖHL

Above: Sitting already at the tip of a mountain ridge, the house is at once perched as if atop a platform and dug into the rock cliff.

SPR I NG 2 011 59

Lautner pp58-65.indd 59

17/02/11 12:45 PM


PHOTO E SSAY

It sits on a plot of land on the northern tip of the south ridge of California’s Santa Rosa Mountains, the only spot that can be privately owned in an area of protected natural wilderness comprised by the Santa Rosas and the neighbouring San Jacintos. Fringed by mountains, the site also offers a sweeping view of the valley—the desert triangle tucked among three mountain ranges known as Palm Springs. The house itself is perched as if atop a platform, yet intimately integrated into the cliff. You could search for a long time and not find another site like this. That’s what real estate investor Mike Kilroy, the home’s current owner, realized when he chanced to view this house, which was built by the celebrated American architect John Lautner in 1968. Enticed by the structure itself, Kilroy also saw the serendipitous confluence of a great setting coming together with great design. The net result, as Kilroy describes it, is a house that is “utterly site-specific” and provides “the ‘wow’ of house and view and setting.” Just as rare is the simpatico and mutual respect Kilroy recognized as having existed among the architect, the contractor and the initial homeowner, a noted interior designer named Arthur Elrod. The contractor, Wally Niewiadomski, was an expert in working with concrete, and the last to work with Frank Lloyd Wright.

60

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Lautner pp58-65.indd 60

17/02/11 12:45 PM


Palm Springs, Calif.

Opposite: The dome of the living room is composed of nine blades of concrete, interspersed with glass panels and concrete-washed wood planks. In the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, the house was used as a set for the home of Willard Whyte, a Howard Hughes-type character. The original furnishings were swapped out for the movie scenes, in which Sean Connery’s Bond fought the villain’s bodyguards, Thumper and Bambi, in and around the pool; the filmmakers needed freedom to break some of the furniture in the melee. This page: The Edward Fields carpet in the living room features the same circle pattern as the original, rendered in a different colour palette. Curved sofas were always part of the look, but the current ones are streamlined and cantilevered.

‘Great architecture, to me, is about organizing and creating spaces. It has little to do with what the structure is made of or how it looks.’ —Mike Kilroy, homeowner SPR I NG 2 011 61

Lautner pp58-65.indd 61

17/02/11 12:45 PM


PHOTO E SSAY

On the main level, the entry, living room, dining room and kitchen retain the original slate floor, laid in a herringbone pattern. The breakfast bar benefits from the cozy feeling provided by its positioning, tucked under the curved concrete beams.

62

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Lautner pp58-65.indd 62

17/02/11 12:45 PM


Palm Springs, Calif.

Right: Palm trees and open sky claim the attention here; the street face of the house is quiet. A curved wall hides a garden. Below: The house is completely integrated into its setting, as shown in this convergence of concrete and glass with massive boulders. Bottom right: A steel staircase wraps neatly around the curved wall to lead from the stone courtyard to the poolside terrace above it.

Lautner himself had served a five-year apprenticeship with Wright. Kilroy recounts an early conversation among the collaborators in which Elrod requested of the architect, “Give me the house the site deserves.” Lautner’s reply: “Let me excavate down eight feet.” It was an unexpected proposal, given the clifftop setting, yet just weeks later Elrod approved the architect’s first design concept. The house was built in two phases. “The budget for the first phase of the house was $1 million, in 1968,” Kilroy says, adding, “although I don’t believe Lautner ever came in on budget.” Today, Kilroy estimates the same design and build process would cost about $25 million. Sadly, Elrod did not have much opportunity to enjoy his home; he died in a car accident in 1974. A later owner lost the house due to financial reversals in the late 1980s. In an attempt to “warm it up” for resale, its subsequent bank stewards removed some of the original furnishings, wallpapered over the wood panelling and covered the herringbone slate floor with wall-towall carpeting. Fortunately, they made no structural changes. A new owner, more appreciative of the house’s design roots, gave it a sympathetic restoration in the

SPR I NG 2 011 63

Lautner pp58-65.indd 63

17/02/11 12:45 PM


PHOTO E SSAY

The master suite is laid out on a diamond pattern instead of a square. It features a long bedroom, a bath area, vanity, hot tub, steam shower, sauna and built-in bar. The glass walls here and in the guest room can be opened manually.

’90s, undoing the superficial damage and refurnishing in the spirit of the original. Kilroy, who has owned the house since 2003, considers himself something of a guardian of part of the Lautner legacy. (The architect, who designed 60 homes over 55 years, died in 1994.) “People expect drama and they get it,” Kilroy says. “They don’t expect the sublime groundedness of the house. That is its true brilliance.” He describes this as a gradual realization, in which the remarkable design of the place is overtaken by its serenity and harmony. Case in point: The master suite looks out on San Gorgonio, the highest peak in Southern California. Kilroy paints a picture of how a typical morning would unfold. “Just outside is a big mass of rock. You throw a pillow on the rock, drink your coffee and read the newspaper. The house is an ever-unfolding series of discoveries. But there’s a constancy. It’s quiet.”

For floor plans, see page 110

64

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Lautner pp58-65.indd 64

24/02/11 11:03 AM


Palm Springs, Calif.

‘I think environment can affect mood tremendously, and good design ultimately crafts a great environment.’ —Mike Kilroy, homeowner

The Roman tub, at one end of the master suite, is set into a large block of carved travertine. Comfort is key here: the floor is covered wall to wall in a thick wool carpet.

SPR I NG 2 011 65

Lautner pp58-65.indd 65

17/02/11 12:46 PM


DE S IG N

66

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Tanz pp66-77.indd 66

16/02/11 12:07 PM


Cambridge, Ont.

An antique neo-Jacobean cabinet from Provence is a stately counterpoint to the shiny surfaces in the entry. The front doors were designed by homeowner Tim Tanz (opposite). Tassels hanging from the door handles are antique passementerie from one of his favourite haunts in Venice. Hexagonal glass-topped rattan table, McGuire at studio b.

TO REMAKE A ’50s CLASSIC FOR THE MODERN WORLD, SEPARATE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIVING AREAS AND INSTILL A STANDOUT STYLE VIBE. BY KATERI LANTHIER PHOTOGRAPHY BY VIRGINIA MACDONALD

BUNGALOW REINVENTED SPR I NG 2 011 67

Tanz pp66-77.indd 67

16/02/11 12:08 PM


DE S IG N

68

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Tanz pp66-77.indd 68

16/02/11 12:08 PM


Cambridge, Ont.

Left: A pair of curved-back sofas creates an intimate zone in the spacious open living area. ‘Conversation’ sofas, ‘Faux Parchment’ cocktail table, drapery fabric, Barbara Barry. ‘Lur’ floor lamp by Laura Kirar for Baker. Jacques Garcia cushions for Baker. All from studio b. Artwork (near left) by Romero Britto. Crystal candle holders, Baccarat. Below: The checkerboard cowhide rug was found on a trip to South Africa. The painting on the wall near the kitchen is by Tanz.

T

he leafy neighbourhood of West Galt in Cambridge, Ont., on a hill above the Grand River, is characterized by imposing Edwardian and Victorian brick houses built by the owners and executives of the area’s now-closed knitting mills, and smaller, newer homes built on severances from the old wide lots. Design consultant Tim Tanz and his partner, Jeff Matyas, chose this house, an hour-and-a-half drive from Toronto, because of its central location (Matyas can walk to his dentistry practice) and its potential for reinvention. Matyas observes, “It was a funny, old-fashioned bungalow, with many little rooms and a dead end around every corner. You had to walk through the whole house just to get from the kitchen to the living room. But it was simple—a rectangle that was easy to gut and adapt to a modern design.” “We never considered demolishing it, even though that might have been easier, and we didn’t save money by maintaining the façade,” he continues. “But we kept the original yellow brick, even reusing bricks when we replaced all the windows with custom ones. Because we added a circular drive, the house does stand out now, but mainly it looks much like it did. You can’t really figure out the house from the outside. When people walk in, though, their jaws drop.”

SPR I NG 2 011 69

Tanz pp66-77.indd 69

16/02/11 12:08 PM


DE S IG N

Louis Ghost chairs by Philippe Starck circle a dining table with four-leaf clover pedestal base by Jacques Garcia. Parisian artist Dominique Bernard designed the chandelier, as well as the light fixture in the entry. The table is set with Vega crystal stemware from

70

Baccarat, placemats from Bergdorf Goodman, Hermès plates and Puiforcat flatware. A pale ash floor makes a smooth transition from creamy stone tile in the entry. The green dog accent piece—a child’s seat from plan b—acts as a pop sculpture. Photographs, Oleh Sirant.

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Tanz pp66-77.indd 70

16/02/11 12:08 PM


Cambridge, Ont.

A LARGE FOYER AND A BEDROOM WING ADDED 700 SQUARE FEET OF LIVING SPACE. THEN, ‘IT WAS EASY TO ADAPT THE HOUSE TO A MODERN DESIGN.’ The backyard features several zones for entertaining or simply hanging out: a dining terrace, a lounge area, the pool and a cabana, converted from the former garage. The cabana, essentially a second den, is decorated with a nod to tropical style and fitted out with a bar. Tanz calls it “the cottage.”

SPR I NG 2 011 71

Tanz pp66-77.indd 71

16/02/11 12:08 PM


DE S IG N

Left: A Kenny Sharf painting, Felix on a Pedestal, purchased by (above, from left) Tanz and Matyas in Bal Harbour, Florida, contributes to the sunny pop-art vibe of the house. A Milan trip yielded the Cappellini Rive Droite armchair by Patrick Norguet, covered in a bright Pucci geometric print; Tanz is a long-time Pucci fan. Right: Cabinetry fills two walls in the kitchen; paired with a sleek island, it forms an efficient, yet compact, workspace. The taupe of the acrylic doors and a lighter-hued CaesarStone counter create a serene zone. Counter stools, Tendex.

The change within has been dramatic. With the addition of a foyer and a wing for the main bedroom, walk-in closet and bath, the house—formerly 1,400 square feet—is now a luxurious 2,100-square-foot, two-bedroom retreat well-suited to the couple’s lifestyle. Beyond the centre hall is a large open-concept space comprising the kitchen, dining area, living area and lounge-like den. “We weren’t interested in adding a second floor,” says Tanz. “Jeff was downsizing from a four-bedroom house. We wanted everything on one level. It’s such an easy way to live, and now the house reminds us of a great hotel suite.” A striking art collection and an array of carefully chosen mementoes, gathered on trips taken over the past eight years, are displayed in every room. Mostly purchased before the renovation, these possessions are more than the icing on the cake: the redesign has been tweaked to highlight particular pieces. Tanz has a long history in the world of design. A former magazine style writer, he has represented Baccarat Crystal and currently works at studio b, a major source in Toronto

72

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Tanz pp66-77.indd 72

16/02/11 12:09 PM


Cambridge, Ont.

SPR I NG 2 011 73

Tanz pp66-77.indd 73

16/02/11 12:09 PM


DE S IG N

for designer furniture. He is also a past president of a garden club, so his vision extended to the home’s street presence and back garden, which now harbours a pool edged in sandstone, a cabana/summer house converted from a double garage, a deck and a dining terrace, all surrounded by boxwood hedges and ornamental grasses. “I worked with Jeff almost as designer and client,” notes Tanz, “and fortunately we agreed on most details. Jeff is something of a frustrated architect, though, so he determined the main plan. A local general contractor then created the specs and executed the work.” One of their boldest moves was the addition of a foyer with a 14-foot ceiling and double doors, designed by Tanz, that gives the house an elegant street face. Tanz admits, “It seemed like a folly at first,” but it opens without a noticeable transition onto a wide centre hall, creating the impression of a generous open space and a tone of laid-back glamour, which is enhanced by glossy surfaces, punches of pink, orange and aqua in a Kenny Sharf painting, and accent pieces in preppy-pop hues. The area has become a popular gathering spot during parties. “I like that ’60s–’70s plan in which everything is centred on the pool,” says Tanz. Thus, he ensured a direct sightline from the front door to the french doors at the back. A pair of sofas also frames the pool view. In the design, Tanz is drawing on both his childhood memories and on the work of Beverly Hills architect John Elgin Woolf. “The monumental front doors were inspired by Woolf. Everything really started with those. And the shiny white floor tiles are something I grew up with.” Originally, the plan involved a wall of windows at the back, but this imposed limitations. “When designing an open concept, you do need to think of where you will hang art,” Tanz says. “We purposely created wall space for art.” Opting for two sets of french

74

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Tanz pp66-77.indd 74

16/02/11 12:09 PM


Cambridge, Ont.

Opposite, left: A fringed sun umbrella— called a Frou Frou—shades the lounge area. The splash of water from the fountains and the whisper of breezes amid the tall shrubs form a partial sound barrier from street noise. Frou Frou, studio b.

Opposite, right: A dramatic chinoiserie wallpaper creates a small jewel of a powder room. The wall niche was specially created to display the Salviati glass sculpture. Sconces, by Robert Kuo, are made of rock crystal and repoussé (hammered) copper. Sconces, McGuire at studio b.

This page: Tailored armchairs and a leather ottoman in shades of grey, by Barbara Barry, face the fireplace and TV on the end wall, creating a quiet “den” for the guys. Tanz found the lamp with porcupine-quill shade and ostrich-skin base in South Africa. The cabinet above the bar opens upward with a hydraulic mechanism. On the bar’s granite counter sit some mementoes, including a Buccellati silver hedgehog from Capri.

SPR I NG 2 011 75

Tanz pp66-77.indd 75

16/02/11 12:10 PM


DE S IG N

‘WE WANTED EVERYTHING ON ONE LEVEL. IT’S SUCH AN EASY WAY TO LIVE, AND NOW THE HOUSE REMINDS US OF A GREAT HOTEL SUITE.’

76

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Tanz pp66-77.indd 76

16/02/11 12:10 PM


Cambridge, Ont.

Left: Tanz created a sitting area in the bedroom with a linencovered chaise draped with a Hermès blanket and a bronze floor lamp by Robert Kuo. The closet doors, designed by Tanz, feature a striking veneer and hide a home office. The rabbit doll on the chaise is a limited edition by Takashi Murakami. Right: A painted Venetian headboard adds old world charm. Bedside chest, Milling Road. Bench by Laura Kirar for Baker. Bed linens, Barbara Barry.

doors left an expanse of wall that now showcases works by Oleh Sirant, among others. The kitchen is always in full view, so Tanz chose a German-manufactured cabinetry with acrylic doors in sleek taupe and had it installed wall to wall and floor to ceiling—the look is streamlined, yet elegant. “I wanted it to read as a lacquer wall,” he says, adding that the vertical lines also enhance the illusion of greater ceiling height. Tanz’s experience with decor is evident throughout. The Jacques Garcia dining table gains emphasis from the bold black plaster and wire lighting fixture positioned above it. A checkerboard cowhide rug, found on a trip to South Africa, defines the living area. The “men’s den” has a tailored look, with chairs upholstered in a grey flannel-like fabric, a zebra rug and a cabinet of exotic dark wood above the black lacquer bar. Tanz works in Toronto during the week. He and Matyas used to spend weekends in Toronto, but now they relax in Cambridge. “We didn’t feel the urge to go to a cottage last summer,” says Tanz. “Our friends say, ‘We’ll let you return to St. Barts or wherever it is back there!’” When the fountains are bubbling in the pool and the french doors are flung open, it’s easy to see what they mean.

For floor plans, see page 110

SPR I NG 2 011 77

Tanz pp66-77.indd 77

24/02/11 11:04 AM


ARCHITECTURE

CLEAR THINKING A 300-YEAR-OLD ENGLISH MANOR HOUSE OFFERS AN UNEXPECTED LESSON IN THE ART OF RENEWAL WITH A HIGH-TECH, GLASS-ROOFED EXTENSION. BY CAROLYN KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK KANE

78

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Manor house correction p-78.indd 78

23/02/11 10:48 AM


Oxfordshire, U.K.

SPR I NG 2 011 79

Manor house pp78-85.indd 79

18/02/11 3:42 PM


Though some elements at the heart of this old house in Oxfordshire are actually medieval, much of the existing structure came into being in the 17th and early 18th centuries. It is a fairly typical example of the type of home that would have been occupied by a majority landowner back in the days when every village had a manor house. Cut to the 21st century, and despite the fact that it has seen better days it is unquestionably a house worth preserving. Given the many building restrictions imposed by the heritage groups in the United Kingdom, this manor house’s open courtyard was the natural place to put an extension, required to enlarge the four-bedroom home’s living space for its owners’ family of six. The idea had been attempted before, in the 1960s, with a single-storey, flat-roofed addition that was, unfortunately, poorly executed. Further heritage rules prevented the full-scale removal of walls and the opening of spaces common to modern renovations; the original building had to stay more or less intact. Necessity spurred innovation then, as is so often the case. British architect Jeremy Spratley’s firm Spratley Studios conceived of a large, light-filled kitchen and family area to replace the ’60s renovation attempt, along with an entirely new two-storey wing, accessed by a one-of-a-kind glass staircase. The staircase, quite intentionally, is emblematic of the home’s new, modern edge. For one thing, you can see right through it. A four-and-a-half-metre glass panel—almost all one piece—running from kitchen to landing provides a safety rail, and grooves on the clear glass treads provide some friction for feet. Spratley admits, however, that walking on these stairs takes a bit of getting used to. It can be unnerving, he says. Still, he considers the staircase a piece of art. This becomes clearer later in the day when the glass treads conduct tiny spikes of light cast by low-energy LEDs embedded in the wall. The idea was to represent “real clarity,” Spratley explains, “rather than a heavy object.” A curved glass roof over the kitchen/family area is the other key element that

80

TOP LEFT: MARK LUSCOMBE-WHYTE / THE INTERIOR ARCHIVE

ARCHITECTURE

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Manor house pp78-85.indd 80

18/02/11 3:43 PM


Oxfordshire, U.K.

Opposite, top and bottom: The manor house is surrounded by a natural moat that still functions to drain the land, and the extensive gardens were planned around it. A ground-source heat pump supplies under-floor heating, via “miles of pipe,” to all of the main-floor areas and heats the swimming pool; and a large bank of photovoltaic

panels installed on the former stable roofs provides supplementary power. It all adds up to a surplus of energy, and the owners sell electricity back to the national grid. They’re not reaping a clear profit, though: the cost to install the system was high. “It will take a while to earn it back,” the architect notes, with a chuckle. A reflective coating on the glass roof reduces solar heating.

Below: The new curved roof optimizes natural light in the kitchen and family room. The renovation, completed in 2008, added 150 square metres (about 1,600 square feet) of living space. The Spratley Studios project is the first wholly glass staircase to be installed in the United Kingdom.

A SEE-THROUGH STAIRCASE, QUITE INTENTIONALLY, IS EMBLEMATIC OF THE 300-YEAROLD MANOR HOUSE’S NEW, MODERN EDGE.

SPR I NG 2 011 81

Manor house pp78-85.indd 81

18/02/11 3:43 PM


ARCHITECTURE

Although the kitchen is at the centre of the house, careful positioning of doors and windows created views through the older areas that bring the outdoors inside. A thick butcher block countertop on the island mimics the sturdy design of the large dining table, yet its cantilever adds an airy quality. Table and bench, Bigfoot.

‘IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY EASY TO GO MODERN AND WHITE, BUT INSTEAD WE’VE REPAIRED THE OLD HOUSE SEAMLESSLY.’ —Jeremy Spratley, architect 82

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Manor house pp78-85.indd 82

18/02/11 3:43 PM


Oxfordshire, U.K.

immediately—from indoors, at least—identifies the project as notable. Initially, the roof was imagined with a straight pitch, but “then we developed the curved bit,” Spratley says. A four-metre-long piece of glass, bolted to cleats and supported by thin steel vertical beams, provides an uninterrupted window to the sky. It also creates a startling contrast of old with new for visitors as they enter the house first through the older sections before making their way to the extension. “Most people are gobsmacked,” the architect says. Yet for all its exalted status, the roof makes only the subtlest of impressions when viewed from the grounds surrounding the house: it merely peeks up above the original walls. “If you stand in one of the gardens,” Spratley says, “you can just about see it.” A brick exterior wall that formerly faced the courtyard forms a unique aesthetic bridge between the old and new areas of the house. It is composed of materials from all ages and stages of the home’s history, some dating back centuries, while some bricks were replaced as recently as the 1980s. An actual bridge emphasizes this point: up the steps to what was once a hayloft and is now a family space furnished with pool table and TV; or down the steps underneath it, to a wine cellar and a study area. A glasspanel railing adds a modern sheen of contrast and leaves the view uninterrupted in the large open space. The homeowner, who runs a lighting company, is described by Spratley as a “real entrepreneur” eager to embrace new technology. But he also “loves that old English house thing because he always lived in one.” So, although he and his wife wanted a

SPR I NG 2 011 83

Manor house pp78-85.indd 83

18/02/11 3:43 PM


ARCHITECTURE

Right: The brick wall, formerly an exterior wall that faced the courtyard, represents the passage of time, Spratley says. Opposite: Bringing the Douglas fir floor—which was treated to a limed finish, then whitewashed—into older areas of the house creates visual links with the new space. Tailored furnishings with a low profile add a modern flavour. Flooring, Dinesen.

84

TOP: MARK LUSCOMBE-WHYTE / THE INTERIOR ARCHIVE

Above: While the sleek staircase and clean-lined cabinetry and furnishings claim this as a contemporary space, materials such as wood and brick tie the house to its traditional roots. In the kitchen, parallel islands, each equipped with a sink, maximize efficiency and create a defined work zone distinct from the seating areas.

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Manor house pp78-85.indd 84

18/02/11 3:44 PM


Oxfordshire, U.K.

large, modern kitchen and family area in the new extension, the heritage strictures that required them to retain the traditional areas of the house are perceived as a benefit. “They can retreat into the smaller spaces, the oak-panelled rooms, if he wants to be formal and English,” Spratley says, adding, “We all want to set a nice table and have a dinner party now and then. There’s a part of that in him.” The lighter look of the extension was achieved in part with the new floor—made, without joints, of 15-metre-long Douglas fir boards given a limed finish. A contemporary oak table and bench are substantial anchor pieces that remain fairly transparent in the vast space. The flooring was carried into some of the older areas of the house, tying the spaces together. Additional visual links between old and new are offered by glazed doors that provide views from one area to another. These subtle clues ensure “it’s not a shock,” Spratley explains, as you move through the differently aged parts of the house. Not a shock, but judging by those gobsmacked visitors, among others, not the same old thing, either. “Like most younger architects, I like contemporary solutions,” Spratley sums up the project. Others like them too, apparently: the firm has scooped up a handful of medals from heritage societies in Britain for its efforts, and late last fall it took home a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Commendation. Satisfyingly, the attention has drawn other homeowners around to the Spratley way of thinking. The architect is currently finishing a similar job in which the owner stopped work on her home’s extension and asked Spratley to redesign it—based on the Oxfordshire house, albeit with a larger scope. Another such job is in the offing. Most rewarding, it seems, is the chance to do it all again, only bigger.

MARK LUSCOMBE-WHYTE / THE INTERIOR ARCHIVE

For floor plans, see page 110

SPR I NG 2 011 85

Manor house pp78-85.indd 85

18/02/11 3:44 PM


ONTARIO LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

MUSKOKA FOUR-SEASON COTTAGE

WATERFRONT - LIVE, WORK & PLAY

Muskoka, ON | $1,999,000 | #X1977183

Port Carling, Lake Muskoka, ON | $2,888,000 | #X2010757

Four acres of serene forest in private bay with 285 ft. of lake front and only 90 minutes from Toronto. 5,800 sq.ft. 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with modern conveniences, country warmth, charm and sophistication. Muskoka room, fitness, library, stone fireplace, dock, boats, furnished turnkey paradise.

Amazing income opportunity, development potential, suitable family compound on 5.6 acres with 300 ft. shoreline. Newly furnished 1-4 bedroom cottages with cathedral ceilings & water views. Classic 10 room motel. Modern 4 bedroom residence with open concept design & stone fireplace.

LISA- MARIE DOOREY

MAX HAHNE **

**

1.416.960.9995 | ldoorey@sothebysrealty.ca

LISA- MARIE DOOREY **

1.416.960.9995 | ldoorey@sothebysrealty.ca 1.705.441.5800 | mhahne@sothebysrealty.ca

MAJESTIC WATERFRONT PROPERTY

GEORGIAN BAY WATERFRONT

14785 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara on the Lake, ON | $1,995,000 | #7900

185 McArthur Drive, Penetanguishene, ON | $2,850,000 | #8265

Majestic waterfront property with amazing views of the Niagara River located next to the restored historic Glencairn Mansion. Unparalleled opportunity to build a premier luxury residence on 1.85 acres with 180 ft. of frontage on the Niagara River.

Boasting 605 ft. of Georgian Bay waterfront, this open concept home offers easy access to over 4.5 acres including a family friendly beach area, boathouse, harbour and pond. With 7 bedrooms and two separate guest wings, this home offers ample space for visitors and entertaining. ALLISON PARENT *

NANCY BRAZEAU

*

1.905 371.4234 | nbrazeau@sothebysrealty.ca

MAX HAHNE **

1.416.910.4507 | aparent@sothebysrealty.ca 1.705.441.5800 | mhahne@sothebysrealty.ca

**Broker *Sales Representative. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal.


ONTARIO sot he bysre a l t y.c a

UPSCALE VILLAGE OF ANCASTER

COUNTRY CLUB, RESORT-LIKE RETREAT

256 Lime Kiln Road, Ancaster, ON | $2,899,000 | #H3054139

Mississauga, ON | $1,999,500 | #2024756

Unique custom home with modern flair. Features 4 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 powder rooms. Open concept design, floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 fireplaces. Fantastic outdoor living with cabana, pool, kitchen, baths and lounge areas. Private on 5 acres, yet right in Ancaster Village.

Custom, reclaimed brick home with majestic flagstone entrance and back patio, Gunite pool, Cobblestone driveway, beautiful lush gardens and wrought iron fence. Premium finishes, beautiful dark oak hardwood flooring, crown mouldings, four fireplaces, including Master California shutters, Downsview kitchen, rare granite, travertine, high-end appliances. 25 minutes to Toronto Airport.

DEBBIE PEARCE * LESLEY CUMMING*

1.905.845.8908 | dpearce@sothebysrealty.ca 1.905 845 8908 | lcumming@sothebysrealty.ca

TRISH KNIGHT *

1.647.267.4425 | tknight@sothebysrealty.ca

PRIVATE BACKYARD OASIS

MAJESTIC CUSTOM BUILT HOME

229 Willowridge Court , Ancaster, ON | $899,000 | #2024740

2 Old Stone Court, Guelph, ON | $1,790,000

Superb 4 bedroom family home. Walk to Appleby College. Serene setting. Gourmet 27 ft. kitchen with centre island, granite, slate, stainless built-ins, finished basement, main laundry and family room. Hardwoods on main and upper levels. Wonderful perennial gardens. Inground pool, oversized deck & hot tub.

A tranquil and calming retreat minutes from both the university and surrounding countryside. Stunning grand centre hall design with soaring ceilings and large light-filled principal rooms. Double lot backing onto a park, theatre room, spa, games room, 5 bedrooms each with its own en-suite bath, two driveways, a 4 car garage and nanny quarters.

SHIRLEY O’MEARA*

BRENNAN AGUANNO*

1.416.625.7810 | someara@sothebysrealty.ca

1.416.834.4708 | baguanno@sothebysrealty.ca

**Broker *Sales Representative. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal.


ONTARIO LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

SPECTACULAR CUSTOM-BUILT FAMILY HOME

EXCEPTIONAL HOME ON MATURE RAVINE LOT

83 Brentwoood Road, Oakville, ON | $3,599,000 | #2023860

201 Dianne Avenue, Oakville, ON | $2,999,999 | #2021098

Located in an exclusive enclave just steps to downtown Oakville. 9000+ sq.ft. of luxury living with exquisite finishes. Spacious main floor open concept plan make this an excellent layout for entertaining. Upper level offers 5 bedrooms & 4 baths. Finished lower level with 1000 bottle wine cellar, theatre room, in-law suite and spacious recreation room.

Stunningly landscaped backyard oasis with Gunite salt-water pool with waterfall, hot tub, cabana & outdoor kitchen perfect for entertaining. Inside this elegant home continues to impress with formal dining room with butler’s pantry, gourmet kitchen, sunroom with fireplace, great room with custom built-ins & attention to every detail throughout. 4 bedrooms and finished level with theatre room, wine storage, exercise room & walk-out to backyaRoad

TURNKEY LIVING AT IT’S FINEST

STUNNING BUNGALOW

10 Rebecca Street, Oakville, ON | $2,195,000 | #2024108

230 Alscot Crescent, Oakville,ON | $1,349,000 | #2023019

Exquisite 3 bedroom executive custom built steps to downtown Oakville. Exceptional maintenance free property. Incredible finishings on all 5 levels. Gourmet custom kitchen, radiant heat flooring, luxurious bathrooms, elevator, a huge roof top terrace with lake vistas and parking for 4 cars. This is a one of a kind property and a rare find.

Set on a quiet crescent. Beautifully updated & decorated with new kitchen, updated baths, 2 fireplaces, many new windows, beautiful hardwood flooring, skylights, elevator and an expansive deck overlooking a winding creek. This is a wonderful combination of home & garden, in move-in condition with a floor plan that could accommodate multi-family or in-law needs.

SAUNDERS , SAXTON, & WINTER

1.888.413.0184 | saunderssaxtonwinter.com

**Broker *Sales Representative. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal.


ONTARIO sot he bysre a l t y.c a

STUNNING ARCHITECTURAL SHOWPIECE

WHEN LIFESTYLE MATTERS

335 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, ON | $2,649,000 | #2023499

1010 Lakeshore Road West, St. Catharines, ON | $2,200,000 | #X2024559

Open concept main floor showcasing fabulous outdoor space including heated dining pavilion, pool and waterfall. Minimalist with custom detailing throughout. 5 bedrooms, stunning bathrooms. Designer lower level with home theatre and wine cellar. State of the art features, desirable family lifestyle with excellent schools just steps away, and easy access to downtown Toronto!

New luxury home at trimming stage offers an incomparable relaxing atmosphere with outstanding design and elegance. An internal balcony overlooks the living room and the grand foyer while most of the rooms at the rear of the home open unto spacious covered decks or the graceful winding deck.

NANCY ROBERTSON

*

1.905.334.9422 | nrobertson@sothebysrealty.ca

TREVOR RODRIGUES* LEE BYERS*

1.416.809.1945 | trodrigues@sothebysrealty.ca 1.416.960.9995 | lbyers@sothebysrealty.ca

DERBYSHIRE EQUESTRIAN GATED COMMUNITY

THE AWARD WINNING SPIRE

North Carolina, USA | $669,000 | #X2024559

33 Lombard Street, Toronto, ON | PRICE UPON REQUEST | #7715

Custom built 2,482 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 3½ bath home which surrounds a picturesque 33 acre lake. Experience a superior equestrian facility with over 160 miles of horse trails. Take in a walking/hiking adventure through the woods along trickling streams, flowering gardens and calming lake waters.

Spectacular Spire! A premium south west corner with city views. This design focused suite has it all, premium finishes, floor to ceiling windows and private balcony. Located minutes to the Financial District, in the heart of the St. Lawrence Market, this is Urban living at its best.

LISA SEARCHFIELD* CHERYL DORRICOTT *

1.416.571.2601 | lsearchfield@sothebysrealty.ca 1.905.220.3164 | cmdorricott@sothebysrealty.ca

GRAHAM CONNAUGHTON**

1.647.500.3798 | gconnaughton@sothebysrealty.ca

**Broker *Sales Representative. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal.


ONTARIO LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

MAGNIFICENT GATED ESTATE ON LAKE SIMCOE

ROSEDALE PRIVATE ENCLAVE - ANCROFT PLACE

1775 Ridge Road West, Barrie, ON | $12,000,000 | #X2020211

1 Sherbourne Street North, Toronto, ON | $1,495,000 | #C2027573

Approximately 10.18 acres on Kempfelt Bay with 385 ft. of shoreline, boasting 16,920 sq.ft. of grandeur, just one hour from Toronto. Surrounded by gardens, terraces and recreation facilities assembled with an eye for harmony, comfort and practical pleasures. From stone terraces and formal gardens to tennis court and beautifully appointed indoor pool.

Own a piece of history in a secluded ravine setting with Bloor Street and Yorkville just a short stroll away. English country style home renovated to modern standards with upgraded finishes throughout, featuring large principal rooms, fireplaces, open concept kitchen and exquisite bathrooms. It was ranked among the best housing projects ever conceived in Toronto.

ALEX PINO, FRI** & VERONICA LORD FRI**

1.416.825.9748 1.416.505.3911 | apino@sothebysrealty.ca vlord@sothebysrealty.ca

GOLFER’S RETREAT

SECLUDED LAKEFRONT ESTATE

347427 Fifteen Side Road , Mono, ON | $1,488,000 | #X2014961

83 Lele Lane, South Frontenac Township, ON | $2,500,000 | #X1929316

Quaintly nestled in the Hockley Valley, this luxurious 6 bedroom home is the ideal spot for the passionate golfer looking for the tranquility of country living. Practice your swing on the professionally constructed, 270 yard, par 4 hole, or enjoy a round at one of the top rated courses located nearby.

Situated on a secluded, 6 acre point of land on Labelle Lake, surrounded by the natural wilderness of Frontenac Provincial Park, sits this exceptional, custom built home. A four-season paradise for someone with a passion for outdoor adventures. Luxurious features and finishes contrast the natural and rugged landscape.

ANDY TAYLOR** LISA CLARK*

1.416.960.9995 | ataylor@sothebysrealty.ca 1.416.960.9995 | lclark@sothebysrealty.ca

LISA CLARK*

1.416.960.9995 | lclark@sothebysrealty.ca

**Broker *Sales Representative. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal.


ONTARIO sot he bysre a l t y.c a

GRAND HARBOUR CONTEMPORARY

BEST SOUTH VIEW FROM YORKVILLE

2285 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON | $888,000 | #W1980694

10 Bellair Street, Toronto, ON | $5,295,000

European-chic designed condo. This stunning 2 bedroom (or 1 bedroom plus den) 1,200 sq.ft. suite has been completely rebuilt with impeccable taste using the highest quality European fixtures, finishes & craftsmanship. Spectacular views over the lake and city skyline with abundant terrace & balcony. Yacht club at your doorstep. Waterfront living on a luxurious scale.

Widely recognized as one of Yorkville’s finest addresses, 10 Bellair Street represents the epitome of fine living. This 4 bedroom luxury 3982 sq.ft. suite has 3 incredible vistas of downtown Toronto. Floor to ceiling windows, Brazilian cherry floors, multiple balconies, fireplace, heated floors, b/i entertainment systems and one-of-a-kind millwork are just a few of this suites many upgrades.

THE ULTIMATE BONEFISHING RESIDENCE

CHARM AND CLASS

Exuma Harbour Estates, Bahamas | $755,000 | #Z2007532

Palm Springs, California | $2,750,000 USD

Delightful 3 bedroom, 3 bath house on the waterfront. Elevated to offer the most beautiful westerly views of the ocean & offshore cays. The large, airy living, dining & kitchen areas extend out onto a broad covered deck which is ideal for outdoor living. A dock & boat slipway complete this property. Contact about this & additional wonderful Bahamas retreats available for sale.

The Lynch Family Estate is a perfectly preserved and positioned mid century oasis. It reflects the “Martini Era” of charm and class and was home to major celebrity soirees with guests including Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Eva Gabor and many more. The grounds of this estate exude privacy and relaxation!

JAMES BURTNICK**

1.416.450.1942 | jburtnick@sothebysrealty.ca

&

ANDY TAYLOR**

1.416.994.2118 | ataylor@sothebysrealty.ca

**Broker *Sales Representative. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal.


ONTARIO/QUÉBEC LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

HUMBER VALLEY VILLAGE

SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT ESTATE

Toronto, ON | $1,499,000 | #W2018903

Lac Masson, Esterel, QC | $4,950,000 | #8444220

Custom-built with Indiana limestone and brick exterior. Over 4500 sq.ft. of luxury living space. Chef’s kitchen, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, heated washroom floors. Premium 60x125 ft. lot with double car garage. Quiet street within walking distance of excellent schools, parks, shopping and public transit. See photos at www.TorontoRealEstateCollection.com

This prestigious and exceptional 4 bedroom waterfront estate situated on 6 acres of natural and landscaped privacy offering 770 ft. of shoreline. For the family searching for the perfect place to enjoy a boat club environment on the shores of lake Masson. This is a true rarity!

DAVID DUNKELMAN*

1.416.960.9995 | ddunkelman@sothebysrealty.ca

JOHN DI PIETRO*

1.514.726.1400 | jdipietro@sothebysrealty.ca

SUNSET BAY ON LAC MERCIER

MURRAY BAY ESTATE

Mont-Tremblant, QC | lot 5: $595,000+taxes • lot 6: $575,000+taxes

Mascouche Heights, QC | $4,900,000 | #8387341

Two large 3+ acre lots directly on lac Mercier. One of the only two navigable lakes in MontTremblant. Flat land with easy access, within walking distance via “Le P’Tit Train Du Nord” to the old village of Mont-Tremblant. Offering splendid sunset views, these easy to build waterfront lots are a rare find.

Luxurious living just minutes away from Montreal in this stunning stone residence presiding over a beautifully landscaped 3.2 acres of land tucked away in a setting of peace and privacy. The ultimate comfort in 7,000 sq.ft. of floor space and an intergenerational 2 bedroom attached house.

HERBERT RATSCH

1.819.429.9019 | hratsch@sothebysrealty.ca

SERGE MOREL* NICOLAS DEZIEL*

1.514.212.3415 | smorel@sothebysrealty.ca 1.514.892.9128 | ndeziel@sothebysrealty.ca

*Real Estate Broker. **Certified Real Estate Broker. †Sotheby's International Realty Québec HR . E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated. Real estate agency.


QUÉBEC sot he bysre a l t y.c a

THE ULTIMATE PENTHOUSE

THE SIR GEORGE SIMPSON RESIDENCES

Les Sommets sur le Fleuve, QC | $2,600,000 | #8388091

Golden Square Mile, Montreal, QC | From $1,750,000 to $6,400,000

You will enjoy the most beautiful view of Montreal from this custom designed two-storey penthouse of grand proportions. The panoramic views of the Montreal glittering skyline, the exceptional layout, the wine cellar and the roof terrace create the perfect place to enjoy life and to entertain.

The Sir George Simpson Residences offer grand luxury and modern comfort favorably inspired by a period where elegance and aristocracy reflected the manners of a society in evolution. 2 bedroom up to 3 bedroom. Offered with taxes and 2 parking places included. 94% sold only 4 condominiums left!

DIANE OLIVER**

1.514.893.9872 | doliver@sothebysrealty.ca

CYRILLE GIRARD*

1.514.582.2810 | cgirard@sothebysrealty.ca

MAGNIFICENT SWEEPING CITY VIEWS

MEDITERRANEAN INSPIRED VILLA

Westmount Adjacent, QC | $3,495,000 | #8471503

Westmount, QC | $3,900,000 | #8344864

Talk about location! Magnificent 4 plus 1 bedroom residence on sought-after street in the heart of Montreal. With its center courtyard, fabulous light and sweeping city views, this spacious family home will enchant the most discerning buyer. Other amenities include a renovated gourmet kitchen, den and office on the main level, 8,000 sq.ft. lot, 2 car garage and so much more.

Luxurious Mediterranean-inspired villa perched high atop the boulevard in Westmount. This most gracious residence sets itself apart by its architecture and by its refined interiors that have been immaculately preserved and enhanced by modern conveniences. An elegant, spacious and truly distinctive home for those seeking the very best.

JOSEPH MONTANARO*

1.514.660.3050 | jmontanaro@sothebysrealty.ca

*Real Estate Broker. **Certified Real Estate Broker. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated. Real estate agency.


QUÉBEC LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

LOFTS REDPATH

EUROPEAN FLAIR

Montreal, QC | $1,049,000 | #8455201

Old Montreal, QC | $1,049,000 | #8452572

Luxurious condo on 2 floors in Lofts Redpath, prize-winner of Patrimoine de Montreal, with a southwest exposure, sweeping views of the canal Lachine and the city. Featuring 10 ft. ceiling and 2,000 sq.ft., 2 complete bathrooms, 2 bedrooms and 2 garages. Direct access to the terrace from the 4th floor. Exterior swimming pool, gym and 24 hr. security.

Fourth floor of prestigious Old Montreal corner building. Private elevator leads directly to the entrance hall of this 2 bedroom loft. Double wood doors lead into an impressive and completely renovated living space complemented by 17 windows. Featured on television and in several upscale decorating magazines. Residential or commercial usage permitted.

1.514.577.2009 | llatreille@sothebysrealty.ca

LOUISE LATREILLE *

ROGER QUIRION**

1.514.246.2017 | rquirion@sothebysrealty.ca

LIVE IN LUXURY

MAGNIFICENT MARVEL

Outremont, QC | $2,300,000 | #8440156

Westmount, QC | $1,798,000 | #8451967

Extensively renovated and enlarged residence. The cut stone facade and striking turret provide dramatic curb appeal. From the addition of an entire top floor to the geo-thermal heating, this home has been lovingly restored and improved. The classic period architecture is enhanced by contemporary style and modern conveniences.

Stunning Georgian inspired 3 storey home, well located close to the park on corner lot. A spacious renovated eat-in kitchen offers an adjacent covered terrace plus access to mudroom and courtyaRoad The open cross hall plan provides a large living room and dining room with ample room for entertaining.

LIZA KAUFMAN†

1.514.232.5932 | lkaufman@sothebysrealty.ca

*Real Estate Broker. **Certified Real Estate Broker. Sotheby's International Realty Québec LK . E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated. Real estate agency. †


QUÉBEC sot he bysre a l t y.c a

ONE OF A KIND STONE RESIDENCE

SUN-FILLED CONTEMPORARY HOME

Hampstead, QC | $3,100,000 | #8402943

5893 Brandeis Avenue, Montreal, QC | $1,249,000 | #8421506

Extremely spacious residence on a secluded crescent featuring 5 plus 1 bedrooms, 5 plus1 baths, 3 terraces and 9,000 sq.ft. lot. The impressive entry hall leads to a spectacular open plan, framed by a 2 storey window overlooking the interior pool & bar. The top floor of this lavish home has a private wing dedicated to the master bedroom with the comfort and convenience of a private office/den.

Custom built and enjoyed by the same family since 1988, the design of this contemporary masterpiece has truly stood the test of time. Set on 11,000 sq.ft. and located in a residential neighborhood known for outstanding community services including magnificent parks, outstanding public library, synagogues, accessible shopping and transportation.

ANNE BEN -AMI (MADAR)*

KAREN KARPMAN*

1.514.726.3037 | aben-ami@sothebysrealty.ca

1.514.497.8218 | kkarpman@sothebysrealty.ca

PRESTIGIOUS LAVAL-SUR-LE-LAC

ELEGANT WATERFRONT HOME

Laval-Sur-Le-Lac, QC | $2,499,000 | #8460784

196 Ch. de la Grande-Côte, Boisbriand, QC | $2,590,000

This Canadiana-style home is situated in the exclusive community of Laval-sur-le-Lac just minutes north of Montreal. The property is located on 62,000 sq.ft. of prime waterfront on the shores of the Lake of Two Mountains and the Riviere des Prairies. Built in 1974, the home features 4 bedrooms, gorgeous woodwork and unparalleled views.

Enjoy the exceptional outdoor waterfront living this warm and inviting executive home has to offer. Private lush gardens with views of the water and its own dock provide a fabulous setting for entertaining or relaxing. Extensive use of fine materials is found throughout. Also includes an intergenerational suite.

KAREN ROSSY **

1.514.963.6311 | krossy@sothebysrealty.ca

BRIAN MITCHELL**

1.514.869.6251 | bmitchell@sothebysrealty.ca

*Real Estate Broker. **Certified Real Estate Broker. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated. Real estate agency.


QUÉBEC LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

MANOIR CANDA CRAIG

SERENE LIVING

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC | $1,399,000 | #8447660

Bromont, QC | $1,395,000 | #8457371

Spectacular waterfront property combines historic charm with modern conveniences thanks to extensive quality updates. Close to the heart of downtown! Enjoy breathtaking views from one of the balconies or from the four season solarium. Large private yard features a heated pool and boasts 165 ft. of shoreline along lac Saint-François.

This 21 room residence is located on the mountainside of Lake Bromont. The superior quality construction is sure to appease even the most discerning buyer. Its ample fenestration and warm decor make this home a truly wonderful place to live.

PENELOPE VILAGOS*

1.514.779.5122 | pvilagos@sothebysrealty.ca

SERGE BÉLANGER*

1.514.926.5319 | sbelanger@sothebysrealty.ca

SENNEVILLE MANOR Senneville, QC | $6,850,000 | #8364232 The crown jewel of one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Montreal, Senneville Manor offers peace, privacy, and a beguiling tranquil lifestyle. Designed by the famous New York architect Karl Fisher (circa 1999), this property is set amid a private sanctuary of finely manicured lawns with mature trees and perennial gardens. Undoubtedly, one of Montreal Island’s most remarkable estates, this manor sets the standard for exclusive waterfront living.

ANDRE DOUDAK*

1.514.591.6720 | adoudak@sothebysrealty.ca

&

CAROLE DOUDAK*

1.514.591.6728 | cdoudak@sothebysrealty.ca

*Real Estate Broker. **Certified Real Estate Broker. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated. Real estate agency.


QUÉBEC sot he bysre a l t y.c a

IMMACULATE FAMILY ESTATE

CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECE

Laurentians, QC | $1,750,000 | # 8217122

Laurentians, QC | $995,000 | #8400172

Spectacular estate of 9.5 acres sited on lac Desert (navigable) with 707 ft. of shoreline. Exceptional quality construction featuring exposed beams, spacious rooms & incredible views. Grounds feature a 2,200 sq.ft. guest house with 3 bedrooms, four season gazebo with stone fireplace, oversized dock, beach house, practice putting green & much more. This estate is offered fully furnished!

Discover this captivating contemporary gem, constructed with superior quality materials, offering a spacious, bright interior with every amenity one could desire. Featuring gourmet kitchen, wine tasting boudoir, 2 fireplaces, stunning panoramic views of the ski hill and surrounding mountain side, impeccable ponds, waterfalls, in-ground pool, spa, gazebo and more.

MELANIE CLARKE *

1.450.694.0678 | mclarke@sothebysrealty.ca

MICHEL DAVIDSON*

1.514.239.7399 | mdavidson@sothebysrealty.ca

LIVE ABOVE THE CLOUDS Laurentians, QC | $2,495,000 | #8364232 Live above the clouds! Exquisite Tudor style home on the summit of Mont-Gabriel ski hill and golf in Sainte-Adele with extraordinary views of the mountains from every room! This 8,800 sq.ft. luxurious residence boasts sun-drenched rooms, cathedral ceilings, main floor master bedroom with ensuite, gym, sauna, spa room, wine cellar, billiard room, wet bar, large generator, main floor office, 2 cozy family rooms, 6 fireplaces, elegant dining room, 2 staircases, 5 large bedrooms, 4+3 bathrooms, locker room, 3 furnaces, beautifully landscaped gardens, 2 balconies, triple garage and almost 2 acres of land. Have your own access to the ski hill! Only 30 minutes from Montreal and Mont-Tremblant and 5 minutes from Saint-Sauveur. A true masterpiece that will take your breath away! CASSANDRA AURORA*

1.514.293.227 | caurora@sothebysrealty.ca

*Real Estate Broker. **Certified Real Estate Broker. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated. Real estate agency.


BRITISH COLUMBIA LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

ON THE ROCKS

OWN AN ORIGINAL

270 Scott Point Drive, Salt Spring Island, BC | $1,965,000 | #286960

225 South Bank Drive, Salt Spring Island, BC | $785,000 | #287474

Dramatic views infuse every corner of this classic southwest facing 4,000 sq.ft. beach house on 2Âź acres with 600 ft. of shoreline. The substantial residence has been tastefully updated and beautifully maintained. With large open entertaining rooms and private lower lever guest suite, extensive outdoor terraces, sun decks and viewing platforms extend the living areas and enjoy simply outstanding coastal outlooks. One of the largest and most impressive parcels on coveted Scott Point.

A stone & stucco residence with an ageless patina and architectural authority, its interiors showcase carefully selected materials chosen for durability and appeal while an abundance of wall space welcomes large scale pieces of art. Oriented to the outdoors, the loggias, terraces and balcony offer views over gardens and lawns. A glass covered breezeway connects the main house to an elegant self-contained cottage studio. An unforgettable home with outstanding character and the unique qualities of a true original.

TRANQUILITY COVE OCEANFRONT

EVERY SHADE OF BLUE

211 Harbourside Place, Salt Spring Island, BC | $1,395,000 | #287809

120 Agar Road, Salt Spring Island, BC | $879,000 | #288012

High level 5 bedroom oceanfront home on 2.6 acres with a vibrant 3,600 sq.ft. open plan design that lends well to formal entertaining and family relaxation. Walkout level with a fireside recreation room and wet bar. Doors leading to an oceanside spa. Staircase to the beach. Easy care landscaping. Detached studio. A fine home for full time or vacation house pursuits.

With knee weakening vistas and current design principles, this stylish 2 bedroom residence is privately tucked away on a sun drenched 2.6 acre plateau. Impeccable restoration has touched every surface, including custom slate countered kitchen, dual ensuite bathrooms and firelit master retreat. Massive oceanside decks. Spacious walk out basement. Detached studio/workshop.

CHRIS & DARLENE HOBBS

1.888.697.1550 | chobbs@sothebysrealty.ca & dhobbs@sothebysrealty.ca | thehobbs.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


BRITISH COLUMBIA sot he bysre a l t y.c a

QUAMICHAN LAKEFRONT ESTATE

OCEANVIEW MOUNTAINTOP

1244 Stamps Road, Duncan, BC | $1,075,000 | #287040

281 Village Bay Road, Mayne Island, BC | $3,000,000 | #281726

Glorious stately Cape Cod salt box style home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, huge country kitchen with roomy eating area, formal dining, grand living. Separate double garage easily could hold a nanny/granny suite, & features a large deck with sunken hot-tub. The grounds are superb. Seasonal stream, trout pond, orchard, vineyard, barn with feed storage, magnificent gently sloping grounds, gardens, and lawn to the dock on the lake. Simply superb.

Rare 44 acres with subdivision potential. Incredible location for future mountaintop estate(s) with south western exposed building sites along the ridge overlooking Village Bay, Prevost, Salt Spring & Vancouver Islands. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and viewing marine traffic entering Active Pass too! Top knoll has near 360Âş views.

HARMON’S HILL ON MAYNE ISLAND

GALIANO ISLAND COUNTRY ESTATE

630 Tinker Road, Mayne Island, BC | $2,550,000 | #281821

211 Morgan Road, Galiano Island, BC | $649,000 | #288081

For those seeking utter seclusion and privacy, this 54 acre property comprises the entire hill on which Blue Sky Architects have designed a home on a curved axis to conform to the shape of the hill while taking full advantage of the panoramic ocean vistas encompassing Malahat Mountain on Vancouver Island to the Olympic Mountain Range in Washington and all the islands in between.

Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath Country home on almost 12 acres, magnificent gardens, water feature and more. Pathways meander through the gardens then continue on into a mature woodland with trails leading to Mt. Galiano. Easy access from Vancouver and Victoria.

GREG ROWLAND

1.250.882.6680 | growland@sothebysrealty.ca | gregrowland.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


BRITISH COLUMBIA LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

PRISTINE WATERFRONT ACREAGE

BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY HOME

340 Moses Point Road, Victoria, BC | $7,900,000 | #286792

3146 Wessex Close, Victoria, BC | $1,199,000 | #287749

Exquisite Waterfront Point on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula. 5.35 acres R2 zoned. Close to amenities, BC ferries & an international airport yet tucked away. 1,400 ft. of sheltered panoramic oceanfront, unsurpassed natural beauty, wildlife, sandy beaches, rocky coves, rolling lawns, mature forest and views. Remodel the current 3,600+ sq.ft. house or build your dream home.

Completely renovated at the edge of Uplands this well laid out family house with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and office, has exquisite finishes of rich woods, granite and glass. So modern! So elegant! Oversize garage, landscaped property. Large celebrations or small, this open floorplan is a joy to entertain in. Walk to Uplands Golf Course and University of Victoria.

JAMES LEBLANC

1.250.812.7212 | jleblanc@sothebysrealty.ca

&

SCOTT PIERCY

1.250.686.7789 | spiercy@sothebysrealty.ca

STRIKING OCEANFRONT LOG HOME

DEEP WATER MOORAGE

2298 Pylades Road, Yellow Point, BC | $1,995,000

851 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC | starting at $899,000 | #287938

Enjoy the grand stone fireplace, wide-open rustic spaces, and stunning ocean views. 3 grand bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and gourmet kitchen say top quality-of-lifestyle. 2.5 acres with 335 ft. of low bank accessible waterfront, hot tub, outdoor shower, 40’ leasable slip, golfing, hiking, restaurants and amenities near by allow vacation-like living for life!

West coast contemporary architecture reflects the refinement of textures and colors inspired by the environment. Rich natural materials, floor to ceiling windows, see-thru inside and out, gas fireplace, gorgeous deck, 2 bedrooms plus den and 3 baths. 1,900 sq.ft. of indoor/outdoor living space blending together seamlessly and offering spectacular ocean vistas.

JAMES LEBLANC & SCOTT PIERCY

office 1.250.380.3933 | toll free 1.866.599.3933 | luxurybchomes.com

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


BRITISH COLUMBIA sot he bysre a l t y.c a

AT YOUR LEISURE - TOTAL PRIVACY 5437 Clearwater Valley Road, Clearwater, BC | $1,100,000 | #90888 This 1997 spacious 2,700 sq.ft., custom designed home sits on 65 acres in Wells Gray Park, offers two storeys of bright open spaces for living and dining with an open kitchen concept on the second floor, 16 ft. vaulted ceilings and large floor-to-ceiling south exposure windows. Two covered decks up to 120 sq.ft. to enjoy the spectacular views of mountains, the creek and forest. There are 4 bedrooms with the master bedroom, bathroom and laundry room upstairs and 3 bedrooms, bathroom, cold room and recreation room on the lower level. Efficient in-floor heating on both floors, steel roof, satellite dish for media programming, security and audio system roughed-in. Two car attached garage. The heritage log cabin on the property is excellent for guest house usage. DAN MORRISON

1.604.929.2152| dmorrison@sothebysrealty.ca

&

STAN VAN WOERKENS

1.604.306.2550 | svanwoerkens@sothebysrealty.ca

UPLANDS ESTATES - OAK BAY’S JEWEL

WEST COAST WATERFRONT

2345 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria, BC | $644.900 | #287281

Victoria, BC | $688,000 | #287819

Located in one of Victoria’s most prestigious areas this exquisite single level 1775 sq.ft., 2 bedroom plus den townhome boasts a fresh designer décor and backs to the Uplands Golf Club. The gated entry leads to a brilliantly coloured nirvana of floral beauty, ponds and pristine gardens. Serene beauty and tranquility greet you.

Custom designed & built in 2009, the west coast inspired interior is finished to the highest standard, spread generously over two levels. Features include granite counter tops, top of the line appliances, heated hardwood flooring, cozy gas fireplace & exterior decking on both levels. Enjoy intimate oceanfront views of Victoria’s Harbour.

PAULETTE M. MARSOLLIER

SOPHIA BRIGGS

1.250.888.3297 | pmarsollier@sothebysrealty.ca

JEREMY EADE

1.250.727.1415 | jeade@sothebysrealty.ca 1.250.418.5569 | sbriggs@sothebysrealty.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


BRITISH COLUMBIA LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

PRESTIGIOUS TIMBERFRAME RETREAT 4137 Douglas Court, Sun Peaks, BC | $4,295,000 | #100626 Situated on the highest residential lot, this premier property with heated driveway, patios and walkways provides ultra convenient ski-in, ski-out access to the chair-lift area in world renowned, four season Sun Peaks Resort. Providing a distinct feeling of privilege and privacy, this timber frame masterpiece exudes quality at every turn. With four fireplaces, including one within a grand, covered outdoor patio area, wine and theatre rooms, library, walls of windows, abundant use of real rock, reclaimed wood flooring and superb attention to detail throughout, this exceptional mountain home will entice you to relax and appreciate the best of nature. Fully furnished. LIZ FORSTER

1.877.578.5774 | 1.250.682.2289 | lforster@sothebsysrealty.ca | sunpeakscollection.com

SUN PEAKS RESORT MUNICIPALITY Sun Peaks, located in British Columbia’s interior, is a 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver and renowned for its champagne powder and sunny skies. Rated best ski resort in Canada next to Whistler by Conde Nast Traveler (Dec 2010), Sun Peaks is one of Canada’s largest with 3,678 acres of skiable terrain on three mountains. In addition to skiing, there is a Graham Cooke designed 18 hole golf course, lift-accessed mountain biking, hiking, and several nearby lakes. The charming “ski-through” village has accommodations, shops, restaurants and more. In 2010, Sun Peaks became British Columbia’s first Mountain Resort Municipality and home to the Centre for Balanced Education. For more information on this growing resort community, visit www.sunpeaksresort.com; www.sunpeaksmunicipality.ca; www.balancededucation.ca LIZ FORSTER

1.877.578.5774 | 1.250.578.7773 | sunpeaks@sothebysrealty.ca | sunpeakscollection.com

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


BRITISH COLUMBIA sot he bysre a l t y.c a

SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT ESTATE

EDMONTON CONTEMPORARY

3560 Planta Road, Nanaimo, BC | $2,380,000 | #VI308975

13619 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, AB | $1,500,000 | #MLS

Rare seaside; 2 homes on a private 3.51 acre estate with ocean views and access. An architecturally designed, mid 1990’s 3 level beach house with watercourse, a 1917 3 bedroom character home, plus a gantry workshop and artist studio. A very unique property with over 200 ft. of waterfront in a peaceful, park-like setting within minutes to downtown services, ferries, sea plane and hospital. This property also has development potential.

West Coast contemporary styled 4 bedroom home near the University of Alberta, set on a large secluded, naturally forested property with quick access to downtown, major arts centers, hospitals and International Airports. Featuring lighting and hardware of commercial grade and extensive use of mahogany, all rooms have floor to ceiling casement windows plus a living room and solarium opening onto cedar decking secluded from view. Two heated garages give direct access to the home.

THACKER MOUNTAIN HOME

PEACEFUL RIVERSIDE RETREAT

21377 Thacker Mountain Rd, Hope, BC | $1,350,000 | #H1001737

402 Water Avenue, Hope, BC | $799,000 | #H1003281

Whistler style home of cedar, rock and glass, overlooking the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers with commanding views of mountain, river and valley. This 9 year old, 3,400 sq.ft., custom home is one of Hope’s premier residences. With 34 ft. vaulted cedar ceiling, timber beams, walls of glass and multi level decks this 3 bedroom home was designed to accommodate a casual lifestyle.

One level, 3 bedroom, custom rancher with gourmet kitchen, over height ceilings, expansive living spaces and views from every room. Retreat or retire to this secure, air conditioned property on 100 ft. of high bank riverfront with spectacular views from upper and lower decks, or access the Fraser’s world famous sturgeon and salmon fishing from your private boat launch.

NANCY- JEAN O’CARROLL

1.604.805.7053 | nocarroll@sothebysrealty.ca | nancyjean.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


BRITISH COLUMBIA LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

CINQUE TERRE First Floor - 1483 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC | $5,800,000 | #V868220 “Living in Cinque Terre is like being on the edge of paradise where light and nature meet - it is in a league by itself.� Paul Merrick, Architect Sunset Beach in the West End of Vancouver, creates the perfect location for unobstructed water views and beautiful evening sunsets. This 3,000 sq.ft.luxury 4 bedroom and 4 bath residence is elegant and formal with all the trimmings: Crema Marfil Mable floors, custom cherry wood millwork, 2 fireplaces, Joel Burman glass, 10 ft. coffered ceilings, plus 1,500 sq.ft.outdoor living space with BBQ, sink, fireplace & a fire pit. This highly sought after secure private boutique building awaits you. Call for your private viewing. ALI LANDUCCI

1.877.816.8163 | alanducci@sothebysrealty.ca | landucci.ca

BRIDGE CREEK ESTATE 100 Mile House, BC | $8,850,000 | #V4023709 Founded in 1912, Bridge Creek Estate currently operates on over 2,400 acres of deeded land and 2,700 acres of grazing & woodlot licenses, making it one of the largest ranches in the South Cariboo of BC. This historic family ranch is a unique operation combining environmentally sensitive practices, modern infrastructure, beautiful buildings and a stunning land-base. landucci.ca/35

ALI LANDUCCI

1.877.816.8163 | alanducci@sothebysrealty.ca | landucci.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


BRITISH COLUMBIA sot he bysre a l t y.c a

PARADISE RETREAT HOME

WHISTLER CAY HEIGHTS

Cortes Island, BC | $5,689,000

6429 Street Andrews Way, Whistler, BC | 4,300,000

A paradise retreat home with the most exquisite beachfront setting possible. This 5,000 sq.ft. Cortes island home sits on 47 acres including 5,200 ft. of sandy beaches. It has quality finishings, a 25 metre lap pool, a living garden roof and breathtaking ocean views from its numerous decks.

Best location in sought after Whistler Cay Heights. This log home has been designed to capture stunning views of Blackcomb and Whistler mountain from one side and Sproat and Rainbow mountain from the other. Expert craftsmanship create a gracious living environment, gourmet kitchen, generous living and dining areas, floor to ceiling stone fireplaces and majestic 30 ft. vaulted ceilings of cedar logs and wooden rafters. A slate patio, hot tub and gardens offer private outdoor living. An all season family home.

WEST VAN FAMILY HOME

ENGLISH BAY’S FINEST VIEWS

4497 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC | $1,879,000

Penthouse 701-1762 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC | $2,299,000 | #V862201

The warmth of home oozes from this gorgeous completely updated house. Offering 3,500 sq. ft. of living space, a completely private park-like setting, spacious rooms, 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. Features include hardwood floors, french doors, huge decks, top of the line appliances, wood windows, extensive millwork and too much more to list. Truly a beautiful home.

Contemporary modernist design in the Westend’s newest building - the O2. This is an impressive penthouse suite built with an eye for luxury these condos offer exceptional value while offering high end finishings and spectacular amenities. Enjoy English Bays finest views from your private patio or from the common Green Roof Deck.

GRANT CONNELL & JAMIE MACDOUGALL

1.604.992.2282 | gconnell@sothebysrealty.ca or jmacdougall@sothebysrealty.ca | grantandjamie.com

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


BRITISH COLUMBIA LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECE

THE STONE HOUSE

3265 Dickinson Crescent, West Vancouver, BC | $4,280,000 | #V855201

6495 Larch Street, Vancouver, BC | $3,780,000 | #V865206

Custom-designed, one year old home featuring 5 ensuite bedrooms up, plus nanny ensuite down. All principal rooms enjoy spectacular views and exposures. Great outdoor areas and decks with amazing infinity pool off the family room. Truly a piece of contemporary art in a sought after family location close to all the best schools. Virtual tour at carros.ca

Arts & crafts inspired heritage home completely rebuilt from the foundations up. Open-plan kitchen will delight even the most discerning of chefs while the fully developed basement offers additional bedroom, recreation and media room. An incredibly spacious 5 bedroom 4 bath flawless fusion of traditional design and contemporary convenience. Virtual tour at carros.ca

GREG CARROS

1.604.603.5730 | gcarros@sothebysrealty.ca

GREG CARROS

1.604.603.5730 | gcarros@sothebysrealty.ca

PERFECTION IN AN EXCLUSIVE AREA

CLASSIC TUDOR STYLE HOME

1937 Knox Road, Vancouver, BC | $5,380,000 | #V867068

6570 Marine Crescent, Vancouver, BC | $4,300,000 | #V847931

Custom built family home on a beautifully landscaped western lot. A spacious foyer leads to a formal living & dining room, then onto a fabulous open kitchen and great room. 4 bedrooms up with the lower level offering an exceptional media & games room plus separate Nanny’s suite. Pictures and floor plan at carros.ca

Classic Tudor style home in a prime Kerrisdale location. Perched high on Marine Crescent with unparalleled views, many of this home’s original features have been kept intact. A grandiose property offering spacious bedrooms and classic living areas, there is also ample opportunity to develop into your dream home. Virtual tour at andrewcarros.com

GREG CARROS

1.604.603.5730 | gcarros@sothebysrealty.ca

ANDREW CARROS

1.604.787.2882 | acarros@sothebysrealty.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


BRITISH COLUMBIA sot he bysre a l t y.c a

ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT HOME 170 East Kensington Road, North Vancouver, BC | $1,998,000 | #287281 Barely 1 year old and situated in a superior location in North Vancouver’s sought after Upper Lonsdale neighbourhood this is West-Coast architecture at its finest. The 4 bedroom home boasts heated concrete floors, a wine cellar, sleek lines and functional spaces including glazed walls that seamlessly blend the indoor and outdoor living areas. Live large with thoughtfully designed high ceilings, of which some are vaulted. Enjoy spectacular views from the south facing terrace, accessed from the great-room. The chef’s quality kitchen is complete with high end stainless steel, ceasarstone surfaces, copious built-ins, a massive island and a large, cleverly hidden, fully equipped prep. room.This one of a kind home has everything with finishing second to none! STEVE MITCHELL

1.604.418.6726 | smitchell@sothebysrealty.ca

&

CLIVE BENJAFIELD

1.604.803.5050 | cbenjafield@sothebysrealty.ca

TIMELESS MASTERPIECE

CANYON HEIGHTS GEM

B 24664 87th Avenue, Fort Langley, BC | $1,988,888 | #F1100520

1042 Montroyal Blvd., North Vancouver, BC | $1,049,000

Brand new 8,000 sq.ft. home on 2.43 acres, features 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, grand foyer, hardwood, extensive finishings and vaulted ceilings. The kitchen boasts top of the line everything... Stunning! Nanny quarters, theatre, exercise, recreation and large office/games rooms, plus 3 vehicle garage. Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac minutes to historic Fort Langley.

Embrace an upscale contemporary Soho loft atmosphere on a lush level private Canyon Heights Estate. Exceptionally spacious & bright, this unique custom designed 4 bedroom 4 bath architectural showcase offers outstanding value. Open concept living, dining, kitchen and al fresco courtyard. Inventive layout includes ingenious separate entry suite design. Meticulous detail & high end finishes.

LISA BERLIN -SANDY

LETICIA HALCHUK

1.604.351.2512 | lberlin@sothebysrealty.ca

1.778.878.7207 | lhalchuk@sothebysrealty.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


INTERNATIONAL LOCAL EXPERTISE , GLOBAL CONNECTIONS .

DAMIANOS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

DAMIANOS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

CHANCES POINT

HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE

Lyford Cay, Nassau, Bahamas | US$7,900,000 | SIRbahamas.com #H600

Islands at Old Fort Bay, Nassau, Bahamas | US$4,395,000 | SIRbahamas.com #5919

Enjoy the most spectacular sunsets at this Bermuda-style, fully furnished, 5,500 sq.ft. 6/7 bedroom, 6 bath home. The 1.5 acre estate offers expansive green spaces, a seaside patio with a turquoise swimming pool with the beach and ocean just a few steps beyond. At night, the illumination and soothing sounds of Clifton Bay lapping on your private beach create a romantic ambience.

Luxury 7,000 sq. ft. Colonial, recently renovated and fully furnished. Located on two canal lots with 8 bedrooms, 8½ baths, open living, dining and kitchen, 11-ft. ceilings, walls of windows and French Doors, gourmet kitchen, landscaped garden, pool and beach. Two guest cottages, protected deep water dock. Exclusive gated community.

GEORGE DAMIANOS

1.242.424.9699 | George.Damianos@sothebysrealty.com

DAMIANOS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

MARK HUSSEY

1.242.424.9193 | mark.hussey@sothebysrealty.com

DAMIANOS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

BAYROC

PLANE TO SEA

Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas | US$1,195,000 | SIRbahamas.com #2227

Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas | US$1,300,000 | SIRbahamas.com #5158

Beachfront 3 bedroom 3 baths 2,200 sq. ft. apartment on Cable Beach. Spectacular ocean views, wrap around balcony, central air-conditioning, granite kitchen, quality finishes, 2 car parking. Zero-entry pool, fitness center and tennis courts. Exclusive gated community on 405 ft. of white sandy beach. Near resorts, amenities and International Airport.

Trades Welcome! Plane to Sea is the perfect island retreat located on the harbour of historical Hope Town. Accessible only by boat with 130 ft. of private, protected deep-water dockage. Custom built, open floor plan, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths with 2480 sq.ft., vaulted ceilings, covered verandahs. Cash or trade.

VIRGINIA DAMIANOS

1.242.322.2305 | virginia.damianos@sothebysrealty.com

KERRY SULLIVAN

1.242.366.0163 | kerry.sullivan@sothebysrealty.com

Each office is independently & operated. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal.


INDEX INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

SPRING 2 011

Where to find the architects, designers, products and manufacturers in this issue DESIGNPHILE Archives Restoration Drama pp. 16-20 For sales information about the Filberg house, see sothebysrealty.ca/idx/cms/7393/details.html arthurerickson.com Goods Taste Tested pp. 24-25 Rolling pin, mortar and pestle, tahirmahmood.com Branches chandelier, brothersdressler.com Kitchen by Yorkville Design Centre, yorkvilledesigncentre.ca Axor Citterio Semi-Pro faucet, hansgrohe-usa.com Textrix kitchen, scavolini.com Lamps by Tom Dixon, klausn.com Writing desk, modernrevision.com In Good Taste p. 26 Le Clos Jordanne Pinot Noir Le Grand Clos 2008, leclosjordanne.com Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa 2006, robertmondavi.com Penfolds Shiraz RWT 2006, treasurywineestates.com Rodney Strong Wine Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007, rodneystrong.com Wine storage, Vinox Concept, vinoxconcept.com The Flavor Thesaurus by Niki Segnit, bloomsburyusa.com Living Space Kitchens That Sizzle pp. 28-35 1. Architecture by LOHA: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, loharchitects.com 2. Design by Gestion René Desjardins, rdesjardins.com 3. Architecture by Safdie Rabines Architects, safdierabines.com 4. Design by Jennifer Worts Design, jenniferworts.com PORTFOLIO In Excess pp. 36-39 Benjamin Klein, benklein05@yahoo.ca 2010 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, rbc .com/sponsorship/paintingcompetition/index.html FROM THE GROUND UP Rethink, Redraw, Resolve pp. 40-43 Acre Architects, theacre.ca ARCHITECTURE Light at Heart Architecture by Stuart Howard Architects, stuarthoward.com Skylight and windows, Craftsman Glazing & Skylites, 604-941-5222 Landscaping: Nenagh McCutcheon Garden Design, 604-534-7905; dig it consulting + installation, dig-it.ca; Massot Landscaping Inc. pp. 46–47 Roman Staircase by Stephen Waddell, Monte Clark Gallery, monteclarkgallery.com All marble floors, Simply Stones Inc., simplystones.ca pp. 48–49 Oak dining table, Inform Interiors, Inc.,

informinteriors.com Leather club chairs, Hugues Chevalier sofa and coffee table, studiumnyc.com Custom pillows design, Tina Wei Designs, 604-619-3655 Fabric for sofa throw pillows, Clarence House, clarencehouse.com Floor lamp by Studio Beratte, Lightform, lightform.ca Glass bowl sculpture by Australian artist Cobi Cockburn, bullseyegallery.com Crossing the Mirror (orange painting) by David Shapiro, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, metiviergallery.com p. 50 Top: Leather club chairs and Hugues Chevalier coffee table, studiumnyc.com Red chair, Inform Interiors, informinteriors.com Save the Day, Fly by Night painting by Graham Gillmore, monteclarkgallery.com 19th-century West Coast Native headpiece, Douglas Reynolds Gallery, douglasreynoldsgallery.com Etienne Zack artwork, Equinox Gallery, equinoxgallery.com Bottom: Gas fireplace, Vancouver Gas Fireplaces, vangasfireplaces.com Fireplace sculpture by Cathy Azria, bd-designs.co.uk 52” TV, The Sound Room, soundroom.ca Stephen Waddell painting, Monte Clark Gallery, monteclarkgallery.com Fireplace limestone, Simply Stones Inc., simplystones.ca p. 51 Rug, East India Carpets, eastindiacarpets.com Fridge, Sub-Zero, subzero.com. Dishwasher drawers, double wall-mount ovens and stove-top, all Fisher & Paykel, fisherpaykel.ca Windows and skylight, Craftsman Glazing & Skylites, 604-941-5222 Faucets, Hansgrohe, hansgrohe.com Photograph of Herbert von Karajan by Derek Root, gift from the artist CaesarStone countertop and all tiles, Simply Stones Inc., simplystones.ca Cherner bar stools, Bombast Furniture, bombastfurniture.com Celadon Vessel (fruit bowl) by potter Josef Roschar, gift from the artist p. 52 Sofa, Nienkämper, nienkamper.com Armchairs, Ole Wanscher design, manufactured by PJ Danmark, pj-furniture.com/english.htm; from Inform Interiors; informinteriors.com Tufenkian carpet, Salari Fine Carpet Collections, salari.com p. 54 Custom credenza, Interior Craft, interior-craft.com Eames office chair, LivingSpace, livingspace.com p. 55 Shelving, Interior Craft Inc., interior-craft.com Fold-down sofa, LivingSpace, livingspace.com Missoni rug, East India Carpets, eastindiacarpets.com Photograph (left) by Ron Terada, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, catrionajeffries.com Pastel (right) by John Hartman, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, metiviergallery.com

p. 56 Bed in ultrasuede, Tina Wei Designs, 604-619-3655 Matteo bedding, Bacci’s, baccis.ca Lamp, Robert Ledingham, Ledingham Design Consultants, ledingham.com Wall-to-wall carpet, Banner Carpets, Ltd., bannercarpets.ca Pool, Cascade Pools Inc., cascadepools.ca p. 57 Closets, vanity, Interior Craft Inc., interior-craft.com Faucets, Hansgrohe, hansgrohe.com Tub, Cantu Bathrooms, cantubathrooms.com CaesarStone countertop, Rondine Telno wall tiles. All tiles, marble floors and surrounds, Simply Stones Inc., simplystones.ca ARCHITECTURE Of Earth and Sky pp. 58-65 Architecture by John Lautner, johnlautner.org DESIGN Bungalow Reinvented pp. 66-77 p. 66 General contractor, Granval Construction, granval.ca Front doors designed by Tim Tanz; custom-made by Synergy Manufacturing, synergymfginc.com; ordered through Bavarian Windows, bavarianwindows.com Chinese Lanterns chinoiserie wallpaper by Thibaut, Crown Wallpaper, crownwallpaper.com p. 67 Hexagonal rattan table from McGuire, studio b, studiobhome.com Cachepot on table, Teatro Verde, teatroverde.com pp. 68–69 White Conversation sofas, white Faux Parchment cocktail table, white drapery fabric, all by Barbara Barry. Gold Lur floor lamp by Laura Kirar for Baker. Crown pillows by Jacques Garcia for Baker. All at studio b, studiobhome.com Crystal candle holders by Baccarat, baccarat.com White drapes made by Kingswood Drapery, 416-633-1103 Artwork by Romero Britto, Britto Central, Inc., britto.com p. 70 Photo art by Oleh Sirant, Corkin Gallery, corkingallery.com Lucky dining table by Jacques Garcia for McGuire, studio b, studiobhome.com Louis Ghost chairs by Philippe Starck for Kartell, plan b, studiobhome.com Vega crystal stemware by Baccarat, baccarat.com Placemats, Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com Hermès plates, Puiforcat flatware, William Ashley China, williamashley.com Pagoda napkin holders, Gearys, gearys.com; Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com Ash wood flooring, The Sullivan Source Inc., sullivansource.com Green dog child’s seat, plan b, studiobhome.com

Garden furniture, Thomas Pheasant for McGuire, studio b, studiobhome.com Glatz umbrellas, studio b, studiobhome.com; glatz.ch Outdoor lights, Sescolite, sescolite.com Foo dog statuary, Adam & Eve Garden Decor Gallery, 519-650-1212 pp. 72–73 Felix on a Pedestal by Kenny Sharf, Opera Gallery, operagallery.com Custom cabinetry, Weis & Associates, Inc., weis.ca Kitchen-blind fabric, Barbara Barry, studio b, studiobhome.com Kitchen blind, Kingswood Drapery, 416-633-1103 Baccarat vases, baccarat.com White kitchen counter chairs, Tendex Inc., tendex.ca p. 74 Frou Frou garden umbrella designed by Davy Grosemans for Sywawa, sywawa.be. Garden furniture, Thomas Pheasant for McGuire. All from studio b, studiobhome.com Pucci towels, emiliopucci.com Salviati glass sculpture, salviati.com Rock-crystal and repoussé copper sconces by Robert Kuo for McGuire, studio b, studiobhome.com Chinoiserie wallpaper by Thibaut, Crown Wallpaper, crownwallpaper.com Porcelain stone-look floor tiles, Stonetile International Inc., stone-tile.com p. 75 Custom cabinet with hydraulic mechanism, black lacquer bar cabinets, Weis & Associates, weis.ca Poodle table, Well Read lounge chairs and ottoman, ‘Granite Cloth’ fabric, all by Barbara Barry, studio b, studiobhome.com Wood box, Christofle Paris, christofle.com Polycarbonate jewel stool/table (foreground, right) by Marcel Wanders for Kartell, plan b, studiobhome.com p. 76 Bronze floor lamp by Robert Kuo for McGuire. Drapery fabric, Barbara Barry. Both studiobhome.com Linen-covered chaise, Côte Bastide, cotebastide.com Labyrinth blanket, Hermès, hermes.com Drapes made by Kingswood Drapery, 416-633-1103 p. 77 Venetian painted bed, Collector’s Edition collection by Baker. Malacca bedside chest, Milling Road. Carousel lamp and bed linens, Barbara Barry. Lacquered linen bench by Laura Kirar for Baker; Baker fabric. All from studio b, studiobhome.com ARCHITECTURE Clear Thinking pp. 78-85 Architecture by Spratley Studios, spratley.co.uk Dining table and bench, Bigfoot, e15.com/philippmainzer.html Flooring, Dinesen, dinesen.com GRACE NOTE Born Again p. 114 Architecture by Jakob + MacFarlane Docks en Seine, paris-docks-en-seine.fr

p. 71 Pool, Precision Pools, precisionpools.ca Stone dining terrace, Signature Landscaping, signaturelandscaping.ca

SPRING 2011 109

Index p109.indd 109

24/02/11 10:51 AM


FLOOR PLANS

Light at Heart DESPITE BEING STRIPPED TO THE STUDS AND FULLY RENOVATED, THE SPIRIT OF THIS POST-AND-BEAM HOUSE REMAINS. (SEE STORY, P. 46)

Architecture: Stuart Howard Architects Location: Vancouver, B.C.

.

110

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

FloorPlans pp110-113.indd 110

20/02/11 3:37 PM


Of Earth and Sky THE SIMPLE IDEA OF THE HOUSE WAS TWO SIDE-BY-SIDE CIRCLES: ONE AN OPEN COURTYARD, THE OTHER A DOMED LIVING ROOM. (SEE STORY, P. 58) Architecture: John Lautner

FLOOR PLAN COURTESY MIKE KILROY / PREPARED BY BEN RICHARDS

Location: Palm Springs, Calif.

FloorPlans pp110-113.indd 111

SPRING 2 011 111

24/02/11 11:18 AM


-

FLOOR PLANS

Bungalow Reinvented THE NEWLY L-SHAPED BUNGALOW GAINED 700 SQ. FT. AND IS NEATLY SEPARATED INTO A PUBLIC AND A PRIVATE WING. (SEE STORY, P. 66)

Architecture: Tim Tanz and Jeff Matyas Location: Cambridge, Ont.

112

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

FloorPlans pp110-113.indd 112

20/02/11 3:37 PM


-

Clear Thinking PUTTING AN ADDITION IN THE COURTYARD OF THE HOUSE CREATED A MASSIVE OPEN-CONCEPT KITCHEN AND FAMILY SPACE. (SEE STORY, P. 78) Architecture: Spratley Studios Location: Oxfordshire, U.K.

SPRING 2 011 113

FloorPlans pp110-113.indd 113

20/02/11 3:37 PM


Paris, France

GRACE NOTE

Born Again Photograph by Maude Chauvin

114

T

hey call it a “plug-over,” a new steel skeleton with glass cover built snugly over the top and sides of an existing structure—in this case a 100-year-old customs warehouse—for the purposes of preservation and reuse. Docks en Seine is a web of pedestrian pathways, staircases, terraces, shops, restaurants and event spaces, designed by Paris architectural firm Jakob + MacFarlane and completed in 2008, that is part of a development project to reanimate public space in this Left Bank neighbourhood. At night, lit by LEDs, it is a glowing green caterpillar stretched along the shore of the Seine. From the river, the structure gives the impression of a multiplicity of video screens with the sound turned off, as scenes of urban life play out on the various levels of the building under the public gaze. From land, the impression is a little more subtle but no less intriguing: the sheathing of shiny glass over bright green metal struts superimposed on the grey landscape of aged docks and office towers suggests that there is always and everywhere the opportunity to start anew.

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

GraceNote p114.indd 114

18/02/11 4:15 PM


LIVING TO THE POWER OF E From your sunswept terrace, Montreal’s panorama unfolds. From the courtyard, the Plateau’s charms invite discovery. From within your residence, subdued luxury beckons. The 333 Sherbrooke puts you at the very heart of Montreal’s soul: from the countless bistros and boutiques at your doorstep to the world-class concerts and festivals just around the corner to downtown’s museums, galleries and shopping, all that defines true urban living is just a stroll away. Whether you choose a maisonette or a tower residence, the amenities are second-to-none: superior trim and finish, 24/7 security, underground parking, private wine cellars, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a one-of-a-kind heated rooftop pool and deck. Living to the power of 3: exclusive urban luxury at the 333 Sherbrooke East.

ROOFTOP POOL

C O U R T YA R D

514.849.5958

|

LUMINOUS UNITS

WWW.333SHERBROOKE.COM OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BY

1. Smartphone users can download a QR code reader for FREE at www.2dscan.com 2. Scan code with your mobile 3. Automatically obtain property details

27674_333Sherb_InternationalArchitectureDesignFullPage.indd 1

REAL ESTATE AGENCY

24/02/11 11:34 AM


B:9.25” T:9” S:8.5”

BEST NEW SPORTS/ PERFORMANCE CAR

DR AWING HIS BOW. WITH A 556 HORSEP OWER SUPERCHARGED V8 ENGINE. A SUSPENSION THAT RE ADS THE ROAD 10 0 0 TIMES A SEC OND. AND A DESIGN THAT’S A PURE HE AD TURNER. THE CTS -V C OUPE. WE D ON’T JUST MAKE LUXURY CARS, WE MAKE CADILL AC S.

C A©2010 DILGeneral L A CMotors. .C A Cadillac® CTS® Nürburgring®

GEN11030 - CTS 9x10.875-CAD-003.indd

2-23-2011 12:09 PM Jim Watson

Cyan,

Magenta,

Yellow,

General Motors None

9” x 10.875”

Magazine All New Cadillac CTS V Coupe

Black

Tony Tino 100%

CAD-003-4C-11

SPEC ORIGINALLY GENERATED: by Operator

PAGE: 1

SAFETY: 8.5” x 10.375” TRIM: 9” x 10.875” Bleed: 9.25” x 11.125” Trade Gothic LT Std (Light, Bold No. 2, Bold No. 2 Oblique, Regular, Oblique; OpenType), Klavika CH (Medium Condensed; True Type)

Unflattened

CAD 11007

B:11.125”

S:10.375”

THE INSPIR ATION FOR ITS SHAPE WAS AN ARCHER

T:10.875”

CTS-V COUPE

International Architecture & Design  

International Architecture & Design Spring 2011

Advertisement