By Jessica • 22 mins ago
Winona Home is a private home positioned in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and completed in 2012.
The 1,800-square-foot property was developed by 25:eight Study + Design and style.
Winona Residence by 25:eight Investigation + Style:
“Background: Situated in Westboro, an urban neighbourhood close to the Ottawa river, the property sits on the web site of 1 of the original cottages built in the early 1900s when the location was nonetheless utilised for logging. When the current owners purchased the house in 2009, they originally had the intention of expanding the 800 square foot home with a second storey addition, but a closer investigation of the foundation and interior structure revealed that the initial structure had deteriorated substantially more than the years and could not be preserved.
Due to the desirable place of the property, rather than searching for a bigger residence in another neighbourhood, the residents opted to demolish the existing structure and build a new property on the website. To conform to strict zoning specifications, the footprint of the original residence was maintained, but the interior space was re-organized to allow the property to serve a private residence, with the flexibility to accommodate a home company.
Massing: The metal cladding draws inspiration from the a lot of rural barns which dot the landscape just outdoors the city core. The industrial material is lightweight, tough and recyclable. The exterior’s monochromatic colour choice assists demarcate the footprint of the original home and the new additions. The white massing ‘ghosts’ the original outline of the residence even though the black portions highlight the new additions that are inserted into the white base.
The new second floor addition was conceived as a ‘pod’ that floats above the ground. It is supported independently from the base of the residence by recycled steel columns. The southern portion of the ‘pod’ tapers out on an eight degree angle from the original residence. The angled portion of the cantilever runs parallel to the house line and requires advantage of the air rights of the home to maximize living space although conforming with zoning by-laws. Though the cantilever could continue further into the backyard it cuts back towards the rear of the home in order to preserve two mature cedars positioned in the rear of the residence.
Supplies + Color: To recognize the robust ties to the original Ottawa Valley lumber trade, pine boards reduce from reclaimed logs from the Ottawa River had been utilised to floor the complete home. The use of a white wash finish on the floors offers a brightness throughout the property. The bright and neutral pallet continues with white walls and cabinetry. In contrast to the white walls is the ‘core’ of the home, painted charcoal grey. The core serves as a visual anchor that runs vertically through the centre of the residence.
The charcoal grey represents the connection that physically and visually blends the ‘new’ black additions to the ‘old’ white masses of the house. The core of the house acts as the nucleus, containing all the utilities (plumbing, HVAC, electrical). The central location enables the utilities to be distributed effectively to all the levels of the residence. Throughout the home, splashes of orange are noticed, particularly inside the living room stairwell. In addition to enabling much more light into the stairwell, the orange cutouts also align with crucial views cut in the exterior walls.
Thresholds of Privacy: The choice was produced to use stairs as a subtle way to recognize rising zones of privacy all through the house. This style technique enables the property to keep a feeling of openness although nevertheless making a subtle delineation of system. As visitors ascend via the residence they are invited into increasingly private loved ones spaces. The initial threshold lies at the entry to the residence exactly where the visitor transitions from pedestrian to guest by stepping up from grade to the front door. With a tiny step up, the visitor is invited into the entrance level.
The entrance level houses the lobby, home office, powder space and dining area, which doubles as a meeting room for the home workplace. Sliding doors in the living area and dining space also aid isolate the workplace location for the duration of enterprise hours keeping the remainder of the house private. Sliders are utilized to promote openness and the flow of ‘chi’ by means of the home. When closed the sliding doors transform into chalkboards for the family’s young son.
Personal guests of the household are invited to the subsequent tier of the home, located just a handful of actions up from the entrance level and containing the kitchen and living area, providing an open and vibrant space for individuals to collect. A huge rear deck connects the interior to the outdoors through a 14′ glass door which folds away to develop an open view to the backyard.
Open riser stairs in the living room develop a privacy threshold to the second floor exactly where the family’s bedrooms are located. At the leading of the stairs a small children’s alcove was produced from the space developed by the 8 degree cant. The space is a perfectly suited play region for the family’s young child. At the end of the play alcove is a ladder that leads to the final tier of privacy, a tiny reading nook. This cozy space hidden above the stairwell gives a private hideaway for the residents to curl up with a very good book.
East meets West: The multi-cultural loved ones wanted to incorporate elements of feng shui into the residence in subtle and inventive ways. The number “8″ has always been an auspicious number in Chinese culture. Phonetically the word “8″ sounds like the word for prosperity. This theme of prosperity manifested itself all through the house.”
First Level Second Level Diagram
Images by: Lorne Shawn Blythe
CATEGORIES: House • Interior Design
TAGS: 25:eight Research + Design • Bathroom • Bedroom • Bookshelf • Canada • Modern House • Modern Interior Design • Decorative Accessory • Dining Area • Kitchen • Landscaping • Lighting • Living Room • Ontario • Ottawa • Rug • Staircase • Study Space • Terrace • Wall Decor • Wood Floors
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