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Modern Lefebvre-Smyth residence by CEI Architecture


Canadian architectural practice CEI Architecture. has designed the Lefebvre-Smyth Residence project. Completed in 2012, the contemporary home is located in Kaleden, British Columbia, Canada.

Built with a total budget of $850,000, this luxury family home sits on a spectacular Okanagan property on the west bank of Skaha Lake. The building is oriented towards the view to the south of Kaleden Village and eastward towards the lake.


According to the architects: “Due to the steep sloping site, the building footprint was minimised in order to reduce complex foundation construction. The majority of living space is placed on a second floor cantilevering over the steep gorge of the luxury property.

“The building form is primarily defined by the sloped roof. The roof slopes to the south as a shading device that blocks the extreme summer sun from penetrating into the living space. The shallow slope is repeated over the service block, which includes the garage, laundry facility and studio.

“The building is constructed from materials including glue laminated beams, wood decking and TJI’s. The building’s interior design is modernistic in its form. It responds to the unique site and climate and is expressive of its construction methodology.”

Images courtesy of the architects


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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July 28, 2014 | Property | View comments

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