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Modern family home the Chilliwack project, Canada


New Westminster-based architectural practice, Randy Bens Architect, have designed the Chilliwack project. Finished in 2011, this contemporary family home can be found in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

According to the architects: “The project brief was to add a new floor to an existing 1950s split level home. However, due to some unforeseen conditions, the existing house had to be removed so the construction is all new, and the design retains hints of the old.

“The existing house was too small for the family, so a new floor was added for an ensuite master bedroom, office space and a deck.

“The new upper floor cantilevers in two directions, and compliments the lower cantilevered portion of the house.

“To soften the strong geometry of the house, clear stained cedar siding was used on all surfaces to give the composition scale and warmth.  The inner face of each cube is lined with bluestone to provide contrast.

“The contemporary Canadian property feels very spacious in relation to its actual size.  There are three ceiling heights used throughout the house which create volume and a sense of openness.  Careful window placement allows walls to be washed with light and views to be controlled.

“The interior design palette is very simple – white walls, rift cut oak cabinetry, and bluestone floors (and patios).  Bluestone is also featured as a cladding material around the base of the garage and at the insets of the front boxes.”

Images courtesy of Roger Brooks Photography

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March 6, 2013 | Property | View comments

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