Floor: The open floor plan provides panoramic views through living, dining
and kitchen windows. Residents access the house through the utility room from
the double garage. The livingroom is defined by it's arched ceiling, and the
dining room has perimeter concealed lighting - ceilings are 9 ft. Though the
house has electric baseboard heating throughout, the air tight wood heater
plus exposed tall chimney provides sufficient heat to keep the house at summer
temperatures throughout the winter. Notice the wood storage closet under the
stairs has access from the garage - wood is delivered by pick-up truck and
loaded directly into the wood storage closet - from whence it is easily avaiable
when loading the wood heater.
Deck House: This house was designed to take advantage of views across a valley
looking towards mountains and glacier so all living rooms face the view -
and of course the roof deck has 360 degree views.
Floor: Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms - but there's access to the 2nd
bathroom from the landing in case the study is used as a 3rd bedroom. The
two 2ft. wide doors into the study fit neatly into recesses when open with
arches above openings. The landing space outside the study is perfect for
ironing - next to the linen closet where the ironing board is stored. The
bathroom off bedroom #1 has both a soaker tub and a shower stall. Five steps
lead up to the garage roof deck, and the stairs up the the roof deck are metal
with poured concrete in the step pans - no wood to rot.
Roof Deck: The roof deck and garage roof deck can be turned into an oasis
with tubs and pots for plants and shrubs. Water taps and electrical outlets
are provided on both decks. The decks have 2 inches of poured concrete over
two layers of torched-on bitumen roofing - and non-skid tiles could be added.
Comments: Since this house is built on a steep slope there is very little
garden to deal with, but keen gardeners could turn the roof decks into tub
and pot planted jungles. For additonal information read the "detailed
description" link below.