Alaskan yellow cedar, which patinas to a beautiful silver tone over time, covers the home, while white oak and walnut make an appearance indoors. It’s three pavilions successfully capture the views, from the tranquil meandering view from the street to the front door to the entry garden, outdoor living room, rear fire pit and seating area. Then there’s one of the best views, the garden bridge, which can be seen from the master suite.
The simple palette and subdued volumes allow the home to fit easily into the busy neighbourhood, where it’s a peaceful escape for the homeowners. “None of this would’ve been possible without the landscape collaboration,” Tai says. “We worked in tandem so the landscape and architecture equally challenge one another, and this is what this project is all about.”