Shuswap Lakes, BC
COLSHORN ESTATE RESIDENCE - The owners Ludvig and Marga had a love and a former association with F-18 fighter jets, so I designed the home to have a conceptual parallel with that look and style. The home was semi-lakefront, looking across at Copper Island on the Shuswap Lakes. I got an idea of a hanging circular fireplace hood floating above a round copper finished island base that acted as a coffee table and a fire pit. The owner upon hearing me describe this idea took me inside his office and showed me the detailed engineered drawings for that exact thing. He hired me on the spot. The typical construction method was to backfill a full height concrete wall and have half of the basement with daylight. Instead I designed it with a bridge across to the front entry doors at the upper level and only poured a concrete frost wall around the perimeter of the lower floor, giving the owners windows on the back entry side as well as the other 2 side walls. Their passion for privacy and panoramic views were both fulfilled through this unique timeless design.