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The WOW factor in this house is the two storied gallery connecting the living and dining rooms. The gallery opens up above the stairs under the sky lights and includes the landing/computer desk space from which one looks across the gallery through a two storied wall of windows - see drawings below with roof removed.

The house faces south on a private lot and has plenty of windows providing light and attracting solar gain. Roller blinds in the bedrooms are mounted on the window sills and pull upwards to provide privacy plus view when only partially closed.

Pitched roof?

First floor plan.

The covered walk from the double carport provides dry access to the front door. From the entrance hall one looks across the stairs to the dining room but also up into the gallery space.

The open plan spaces were designed for entertaining, with 10 ft. eating bar separating the kitchen from the dining area and flowing into the living space and outside patio.

There's a pantry closet next to the fridge in the kitchen, but the utility room provides plentry of storage for kitchen items along with a large coat closet next to the back door and a broom closet under the stairs.

Glass blocks next to the front door provide light. The airtight wood heater in the living room will be sufficient to provide heat for the whole house, though in-floor water heating will be installed throughout the first floor. The upstairs bedrooms will have auxiliary electric baseboard heaters to adjust for comfort levels.

The sliding center panel of the patio door provides access to the patio, which is on the sunny south side of the house.


There's a path from the back door leading round to the patio (BBQ storage location) but no outside access from the front door to the back door because of rocky outcropping.

Southwest view showing one foot coloured band surrounding the second floor - into which pot lights are installed throwing light down against the first floor exterior. Similar pot lights are installed in the roof overhang above.

First floor

Second floor

Second floor plan.

Bedrooms #2 and #3 can be private by closing the pocket door leading from the landing/study area into the square hall with skylight. There's also a pocket door leading from bedroom #1 into the bathroom.

From the seconmd floor landing/study space one looks across the rail down into the gallery space and out the double storied glass windows.

West view

North view

Northeast view

East view

Southeast view

South view

Lot Plan