Welcome to our gallery featuring a beautiful modern home in the mountains designed by Patkau Architects
Vancouver based architecture and design research studio Patkau Architects has been practicing for over 30 years, both in their home country, Canada, and in the United States. They have designed a wide array of buildings as diverse as the clientele they serve, including gallery installations, modest homes and even major urban libraries.
Patkau Architects embraces the changing landscape of architecture as a unique challenge and aims to tackle all definitions and aspects of architecture in their designs.
This featured home, the Hadaway house, is located in Whistler, British Columbia, on a slope above Whistler valley. The unique shape of the home is owed to two factors; the first is the need to remove snow easily from the roof, and the second is the site’s difficult position and the resulting small building footprint.
The first floor is an open-concept space containing the living room, dining room, and kitchen areas. The living room opens up onto a covered outdoor deck where the owners can enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the valley. Stairs lead up to a bridge above the living room that connects the primary suite to the study. The lowest level of the building houses guest bedrooms and a multi-purpose service area that includes a storage area for outdoor gear and a laundry area.
This cleverly designed home is a beautiful mountain getaway perfect for outdoorsmen in any season. We hope you will enjoy this gorgeous home as much as we did!
From down the slope we can see the way the unique shape of this wood and glass home seems to perch precariously on the snow-covered slope at the top of the valley.
From the outdoor deck off of the living room, we can see another angled nook providing a panoramic view from the second floor.
The home’s entrance is hidden in a small nook and led up to by a small road connecting to the side street at the top of the valley.
Here we see the set of stairs complete with a stainless steel railing and glass panels that leads up to the bridge connecting the primary suite and the study.
Even the doors in this home are full of angles, as displayed by this warped door. The handle is an immensely long chrome fixture for a modern and minimalist vibe.
From the landing at the top of the stairs we can see the entirety of the living room space and out the floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors that lead out onto the outdoor patio. From this distance, the glass balustrades on the deck disappear.
From out on the deck, we can see the two support beams in a V, which don’t obstruct the gorgeous view.
On the other side of the deck we can see the way the glass panels meet the sides and roof of the home in a dazzling angular fashion.
Back inside the home, we can see the small enclosed fireplace in the living room, the cozy leather chairs, and the angular skylights filtering sunshine down into the spacious area.
As we cross the bridge over the main living area, we approach a small doorway that makes the home feel as though it is tilting as you enter the study.
The study is a marvel of minimalist design in white and black. The desk stretches in one piece across the space with plenty of storage.
On the other side of the bridge is the primary suite, an angular room in white with a narrow panoramic window with a single opening pane. The bed is minimalist, with a low-profile headboard and two small adjustable lamps peeking over the top, perfect for reading by.
On the other side of the bed is a small sitting nook with a checkmark shaped series of windows that extend past the side of the home. From this window you can see anyone on the deck.
This gorgeous panoramic shot of the valley was taken from the deck of the home. In the distance are mountains.
The same basic shot as the above image, this shows the landscape during the winter. Much of the mountains are obscured by thick clouds. Any buildings peeking out of the summer forest seem to disappear when the snows fall.
Moving outside once more, we can see the unique shape of the home and how it is positioned on the slope.
This final shot shows the home on a winter’s night. On the bottom left we can see the single, subtle door that connects the outdoors to the storage space on the bottom level.
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