One of our recent custom homes was featured in the summer 2018 edition of Boulevard Magazine, with some great quotes from architect Glenn Hill. Below is an exert from the article as well as a link to the full piece:
The house itself is truly a work of art with oversize doors, lofty ceiling and views that could definitely ease the strains of daily living. The entire design was centred around the great room, aiming to capture views of the Georgia Straight and the mainland mountains.
Entering the house, you're immediately struck by its openness as light streams in from all directions. The great room has a 14-foot ceiling, while the ceilings in the rest of the house are ten feet.
"The owner wanted a lofty living space," said Glen Hill, of de Hoog and Kierfulf Architects. "We achieved that with the high ceilings and a band of windows, which we placed at the top of the walls, just under the roof line. The windows have minimal transition between the roof plane and the actual glass, and the windows themselves have very little detail. The result is lots of natural light and a unique feeling of the roof floating above the walls."
In total there are 32 lineal feet of eight-foot-high glass windows with three sliding glass doors that run across the dining/living area and den. Beyond the glass are stunning views of the ocean and coastal mountain range. The home is a prime example of client, architecture and builder collaboration.
"It showcases the positive nature of a good team effort and everyone pulling in the same direction," said architect Hill.