HIGH ON RYE, niagara-on-the-lake, on
Project Details: Infill house - approximately 2700 sq. ft. Recipient of a 2010 Niagara Community Design Award.
Features: Commissioned by a young couple looking for a contemporary new home of the highest standards. Their wish was for a thoroughly modern home able to fit comfortably with its historic neighbours. The design concept was to use traditional forms arranged in a contemporary manner resulting in an arrangement of two simple traditional house forms set side by side with a transparent intervening two-storey space enclosed in glass. The living room is a two-storey volume with an upper 'library' balcony on two sides. The centrally located open stair breaks through the sidewall of the brick-clad form providing sitting and viewing of the neighbouring gardens.