Situated in the rolling foothills south of Calgary, the house is designed to highlight different aspects of landscape as you approach the home and move through its interior spaces. The layout is inspired by linear arrangement of traditional Dutch farmhouse.
The architect looked to the local rural context for architectural inspiration and reinterpreted these ideas in a modern way. Inside, the interior spaces soar to 30 feet at the roof peak in the Great Room, while more intimate spaces have lower ceilings. Skylights are operable to allow for natural ventilation.
The story of the relationship between the building and its surroundings is carefully revealed with delightful framed views until you enter the dramatic Great Room with its expansive vistas to the hills beyond.