Name: Tynebridge
Completed: 2015
Architectural Design: Studio 531 Architects
Interior Design: Joanna Vagelatos Design

Exterior: architectural character, curb appeal and integration of the project

  • Compact building form with low slung carport and asymmetric roof treads lightly on the landscape as it blends into the forest setting
  • Creative, 3 story small footprint architecture on steep slope site
  • Windows positioned for maximum light exposure, privacy, views of mountains and trees
  • Transitional trapezoid shaped bridge connects carport to covered entrance

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

  • Innovative feature stair acts as a hub linking spaces, emphasizing the connection between the earth and the sky while screening views between spaces
  • Icicle pendent light mimics stair design
  • Floor to ceiling 2 story windows in living area & stairwell add natural light throughout
  • Small footprint with carefully designed functional rooms and windows creates intimate experience with landscape and constantly changing light
  • Compact spacious kitchen adjacent to outdoor space with covered BBQ deck
  • Floating partial wall gives spacious feel to master, creates separation from custom closets/dressing room

 Functionality of floor plan

  • Unique 3 story stair detail anchors great room design on main floor, negating need for hallways
  • 2 cook kitchen boasts large centre island, Ceasarstone waterfall edge with eating bar opposite, under-mount sink with goose neck faucet, ceramic cooktop with funnel hood, double wall/steam ovens, glass backsplash
  • Vaulted ceiling master with stylish ensuite, guest room with bathroom and laundry on upper level
  • Guest room with ensuite and family room with outdoor space on lower level
  • Open stairs with side wall lighting, stainless handrail from family room/guest area

 Environmental considerations (energy, comfort, health)

  • Energuide rating 81 with 1.3 ACH with HRV
  • Low VOC finishes
  • Passive solar design, no AC required
  • LED lighting throughout
  • 3X glazed windows Avg U value 1.05
  • Zoned heating system
  • Energy efficient wood fireplace
  • Engineered hardwood throughout
  • Water wise fixtures