Architects: Battersby Howat Architects
Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Site Area: 1,050 sqm
Building Area: 540 sqm
Halfway up a mountainside located in a Whistler, B.C. neighborhood, this residence recalls the traditional timber structures characteristic of the typical Whistler Chalet without the cookie cutter design and aesthetic. Located on a modest while prominent site, the visual mass of this large construct was mitigated by establishing the appearance that a substantial portion of the house sat below grade.
Thoughtful integration with the terrain resulted in an extremely private home that looks deceptively modest in relation to its neighbors — tasteful and restrained without being ostentatious. Beautiful details and quality materials throughout convey an assured form and structure.