stegeman residence, erickson/massey architects 1954 – renovation by brian hemingway 2001
helliwell+smith home studio, barry downs/fred hollingsworth architects 1964 – renovation by bluesky architecture inc 2001
this ensuite bathroom was featured in the may 2010 month issue of western living magazine. the article is here for all who are interested. what a great concept in bathroom design having a nice soaker tub with a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking tress and the ocean beyond. of course having a great site doesn’t hurt either.
eagle’s nest house, ron thom 1956
this house may have not been to most prettiest of all, especially from the outside but it sure was cool. the fact that not a single 90 degree corner can be found in the whole house made it quite unique.
a pool that just begged to be swam in. the crazy thing about this pool was that it cantilevered right over the property line and has a drop of about 30 feet down beyond the railings. a house on the adjacent lot (not visible in this photo) was built right into the rock face.
bonus: this recently renovated house at 4192 rose crescent was quite cool looking too. check out the sales listing for this one here.
gordon smith residence, erickson/massey architects 1996
this is looking from the central courtyard towards to carport. at the left is the main bedroom. the floor plan is conceived as a square spiral where you enter at the lowest level and as you progress around the courtyard, each room is stepped up a few steps from the last, ending in the main bedroom. the entry to the house is located just off the image on the right.
exposed aggregate concrete retaining planter walls.
a long narrow window gives view from the secondary bedroom to the patio. a ladder gives access to the carport below.
feel free to read adele weder’s article published in the globe & mail here.