PROJECT: Watson Residence
Floor area: 7,500 sf
This house for a family of four is a total of 7,500 square feet over three levels. Situated predominantly on the east-west axis, the design challenge was to ensure an abundance of daylight to all areas of the house. To achieve this, a three storey cutout into the south facing side of the building terminates in a basement level courtyard, providing sun exposure deep into the space. The main floor entry is fully glazed, allowing for a glimpse into the open plan of the main floor from the street, a view that extends back through the sliding doors leading to the outdoor spaces. The second floor overhangs the main floor, resulting in a large covered porch entry.
On the main level, the entry leads into the informal living, kitchen and dining spaces, which then open seamlessly through sliding glass doors to the outdoor space and swimming pool. The second floor houses four bedrooms. The master suite is separated form the other bedrooms by a three storey concrete wall integrated with the stair circulation.
Photography: © Janis Nicolay Photography