Batteresby Howat Architects have designed this beautiful home located halfway up the mountainside in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. The clients wanted a unique home that still featured the timber structure characteristic of a Whistler Chalet. Photographs by Sama Jim Canzian.
[quote]This house was designed for clients who appreciate the timber structure characteristic of a Whistler Chalet, but desired a unique family home for seven that would capture this ambience without its typical organization and aesthetic. Situated in a prominent site, the visual mass of the structure was diminished by making a substantial portion of the house appear to be below grade through the strategic removal of bedrock, and by the extension of the living room terrace over the garage. An upper courtyard deck area was also carved in to the massing to gather light centrally into the house. The result is a home that looks deceptively modest in relation to the neighboring properties.[/quote]