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The house was conceived around the idea of creating a large indoor/outdoor living space that covers the entire rear half of the property. At the front of the house a low brick base projects out from under the cantilevered second story, and guides the visitor towards the entry.  A small entry foyer with floor-to-ceiling frameless glass allows views through the entire depth of the property, across the outdoor living spaces in the rear, ending at the pool.  The property feels spacious.

Inside the house, the great room and kitchen create an open ground floor volume with 10ft high ceilings, which extends deep into back yard along the northern property line.  This volume opens up to the south and west yards with expansive glass pocketing doors, that allow natural light and space to flow through. Brick walls wrap the north and east sides to create privacy from the street as well as the next-door neighbor.

Warm, casual materials are used in the interior: brick walls continue inside, concrete floors and white-beamed ceilings wrap the living and dining rooms.  Sunlight from a skylight washes the plastered stair wall, and the white oak stairs lead to oak floors upstairs.  Each bathroom was given it’s own palette, variously combining smooth troweled plaster, limestone, wood, and tile with brass and bronze hardware.

515 Westmount