With a sensitivity for design that tends toward the modern, contemporary and minimalist, the Canadian architect Rick Shean has created this simple and elegant single-family house with some amazing details that become the center of attention.
The exterior appearance of the house is smooth and sophisticated and shows a strong vertical presence with a white facade in oiled cedar, panels of natural cement and galvalume, a coating based on aluminum and zinc. An introduction to the ultramodern interiors while still allowing a good relationship with the more traditional neighboring houses.
The kitchen occupies an important part of the ground floor of the house, it is an open space painted and furnished in white, steel and the floor in light wood. This helps the kitchen to be very bright; An unusual work of art, made with kitchen tools, decorates one of the walls.
The open concept design keeps the flow free and easy through the kitchen, dining room and living room area, which open onto the patio. Other details such as the beautiful bookcase that combines reclaimed wood and white lacquered wood is a work of art in itself. The large windows delimit the spaces without limiting the look.
A staircase with light wooden steps and between glass panels allows the light to run freely, described by the architect as a "skylight", while connecting the ground floor with the upper level.
Framed by large, visible windows from both levels, an elegant courtyard offers a simple and private outdoor space. Decorated following the patterns of the interior of the house.