The clients wanted a new home to suit their family’s needs that replaced their old poorly functioning house while maintaining the existing pool. The brief was for a moderately sized 3 bedroom house with open plan living, a gym, and a bath house. They wanted a house that would capitalize on the stunning hinterland views with privacy from the street, and that wouldn’t require lots of maintenance.
A bold and edgy yet elegant home that’s an extension of the client’s personality. The clients are art lovers so this was reflected in the design through 3 sculptural feature stairs as well a rammed earth wall (with oxide waves in a grey gradient) spanning two-stories.
Sculptural steel is woven throughout the design with a custom-built steel staircase, bespoke steel joinery as well as a custom designed suspended bed head.
The spatial solution was for two ‘apartments’ over two floors to separate the client’s living space from the guest level below that can be closed off when not needed. Lighting is used to accentuate the texture of the rammed earth wall which spans across two bathrooms, the laundry, a bedroom and living areas.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.