Completed 2001 – 3500 square feet
Montague residence sits on a steep hill
overlooking montague harbour
We worked in close collaboration with Jennifer Marshall, of Urban Arts Architecture, to fulfill her design and create the contemporary home the owners envisioned.
This vision of a home elegantly fitted into a rocky bank required 14 ft high concrete walls.
We will work with you or your designer to take advantage of your site’s views, natural light, cooling breezes, and shade areas.
Limited site accessibility negated the use of pumper or ready mix trucks and demanded resourcefulness – the type that comes from many years of building on Galiano – to meet all the engineer’s requirements.
The house’s distinctive compound curve roof required us to be innovative and custom build certain elements. To cover the compound curve, we used concealed fastener metal roof panels and custom made every 6th panel on-site.
The owners wanted the flow from the ceiling to the soffits to be as uninterrupted as possible. In consultation with them and Jennifer we decided to use made-to-order window panels that we installed against custom fir stops that we constructed on-site.
The finished floors throughout the home are polished concrete with radiant heating.
The house was highlighted in The Globe and Mail October 2011 issue
accordion doors to the deck
custom glass panels
polished concrete floors with radiant heating
2-storey sandstone fireplace