It is horizontal wooden strips slate zinc and glass that shape the exterior of Villa P. Look inside and you will find concrete playing a major role as it fashions a minimal modern backdrop that allows the décor to standout visually.
Built to meet the specific needs of two retired geophysicists you would expect the exceptional to imbibe the spirit of the planet and its green goodness within its form. This is precisely what Alan Nicholson Design Studio have managed to deliver as they combined several different materials a breezy design centered around a cantilevered shed roof and an inviting landscape.
It is the main floor of the old building basement level and the garage that provide space for the three separate yet symbiotic dwellings. Interior of each space is simple uncomplicated in form and is centered on an open plan living area.
A carefully planned entryway leading to the living area relies on a series of half-story stairways that break up the steep gradient and create a more fluid transition. This also creates several different levels for the various volumes of the home utilizing the available space to hilt.
The private spaces are nestled on the top floor while a large patio with al fresco dining and a pergola with outdoor living space complete a relaxing and spacious Canadian home which has a cheerful personality of its own.
Sitting on small clearing and surrounded by trees on all sides the gorgeous getaway is almost invisible from a distance. Overall form the Hidden Pavilion is dictated largely by the natural elements that surround it as the terraces and upper level inclination were specifically crafted keeping in mind future growth of oak trees around the retreat.
The double ventilated wooden façade further improves the insulation of this modest home where it is wood that holds sway on the inside. Charming public spaces and cozy bedrooms complete an efficient and adaptable residence that is not too hard on the purse strings of the homeowner.