Custom Home - Fairway Residence

Georgie Awards Winner 2016Name: Fairway
Completed: 2015
Architectural Design: Kat Sulivan Design
Interior Design: Laura Henderson Interior Design

Georgie Award Winner

  •  Best Single Family Kitchen, Under $100,000

Functionality of layout

  • Kitchen transitions from spacious entrance into open concept family dining, living and outdoor space creating lofty forest feel and satisfying ease of use from all living spaces
  • L shaped design and large island creates easy work triangle
  • Corner of L is walk in pantry concealed by pocket door
  • Large work surface on island alternates as eating/conversation area
  • Maximum storage through use of pot drawers, roll outs

Unique design elements

  • Coffered ceiling constructed to disguise plumbing, wiring, ventilation
  • Niche utilizes space between up and down staircases exhibiting art from owner’s collection
  • Custom Range Hood with corbels and storage over
  • Back splash windows employ grade changes creating view of herb garden, allowing natural light into kitchen
  • Bar stools chosen with lower backs, no break in visual through windows to eating and outdoor living spaces
  • Microwave housed in island for easy access of family members

Choice of materials

  • Chalked maple doors complemented by white Tarantino granite on island and black Hymex tops on balance of kitchen
  • Dish washer and GE Monogram refrigerator clad with integrated cabinet faces
  • Under mount Blanco sink with goose neck faucet
  • Cooking is simplified with induction cooktop, AEG steam convection oven and wall oven
  • Wide plank Hickory floors
  • Crown moldings to ceiling
  • Lighting strategically placed using ratio of room height to placement of art and light switches installed at wheelchair height to satisfy future aging in place and to enhance unencumbered art collection mounted on walls

Environmental considerations including energy efficiency

  • 1.1 Air Changes, EGNH 80
  • LED lighting
  • HRV
  • Low VOC materials used throughout
  • Construction waste recycled where possible
  • Built Green (not sure yet, Gold or Platinum))
  • SIP panel walls with ICF Foundation
  • Mitsubishi cold climate heat pump
  • Triple pane Energy Star windows
  • Energy Star appliances

Custom Home Details

Exterior: architectural character, curb appeal and integration into setting

  • Old home recycled, Advertisement read “Whistler home $1, remove, reuse, recycle”= minimal cost to remove
  • Nestled into challenging infill site
  • 18’ Sierra Scape retaining wall was required by bylaw limitations to minimize very challenging lot and site conditions
  • Beautiful custom design with muted exterior tones blend into landscape
  • Visually appealing entrance, sculpted drive, indigenous plantings, native art décor, vaulted pine ceiling flows from exterior to interior

Interior:  creative & innovative use of space/architectural detail and form

  • Adjacent to tiled entry with extra wide doors is aging in place suite, access to mud room and oversize garage
  • Spacious great room captures expansive mountain views with floor to ceiling tilt & turn windows, access to outdoor living space, gourmet kitchen, stairs lead to upper master suite and lower guest suite
  • Efficient gourmet chalked maple kitchen has coffered ceiling disguises plumbing, HRV venting and electrical
  • Backsplash windows view herb garden/providing natural light
  • Butler’s pantry utilizes corner space
  • Gluelam and window trims custom colour matched
  • Wide plank Hickory hardwood floors
  • Area between stairs purposed as art niche
  • Lighting custom installed to complement art work placement
  • Stone faced fireplace with concealed entertainment center
  • Roof void area repurposed to storage/linen closet
  • Private master retreat contains his and hers closets/vanities
  • Natural light from windows over vanity
  • TV mounted in custom wall unit for perfect viewing from hot tub
  • Custom wine cellar built into shear wall niche with full ICF walls

Functionality of floor plan

  • Designed with living in place strategy. Main floor includes wide doors, open great room concept, guest suite, laundry room, ample storage, access to outdoor living space, ingress and egress with ease
  • Private master suite on upper level, 2 guest rooms with private bath, exercise/den/ family room/outdoor living space/bar/wine cellar/lower level

Environmental considerations including energy efficiency

  • EGNH 80
  • 1.1 ACH
  • SIP panel walls
  • ICF Foundation
  • Cold climate heat pump
  • 50 BTU fireplace ducted to lower level to distribute heat and avoid overheating
  • Energy Star Triple glazed windows
  • Nuheat under tile floors
  • Lutron automated lighting