Architect: Jeremy Sturgess
Architect Firm: Sturgess Architecture
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Project Type: Contemporary
This project reconstructed a family summer home after the original structure was completely burned down by a freak accident. The new design emphasizes the connection to the water always loved by the homeowners in the home they had lost. Differing from the old house, the main entry now opens directly onto a window-wall with views of the lake—and the winter-snowcapped mountain peaks beyond. The floor plan was designed to work efficiently not only when the two retired owners are there alone, but also when the house is filled with their three adult children’s growing families. Marvin products helped capture the experience of living in a building sited at the water’s edge. Sunlight and circulation concerns were easily and effectively addressed—to the homeowners’ lasting satisfaction.