The Hilltop House is an additions and alterations project on an existing 90’s home. The original built from was based on large monolithic “boxes”separated by glass gaskets. Our clients came to us feeling this presentation to be too oppressive and lacking in accessibility and warmth. Our approach to this challenge was to breakdown and articulate the existing forms, create a collection of smaller structures which connect better with the human scale.
Stafford Design Team
Bruce Stafford, Vincent Chi, Amandine Cesbron-Logerais, Adele McNab, Erik Smithson Structural Engineer
Geoff Ninnes, Fong & Partners Contractor
Critharis Constructions Interior Designer
Hare + Klein Landscape Architect
Dangar Barin Smith Photography
Our aim with the exterior finishes was to create a colour palette which felt warm and accessible; layering comfortably with the relaxed feel of the landscape design. Sandstone, textured render, durable hardwoods create a visually inviting and comfortable presentation to the street. Inside, generous skylights providing an abundance of natural light to the living and circulation spaces.