Riley Park East House
Riley Park East House
A busy family with 3 teenagers require a home to function and flow efficiently. 4 bedrooms upstairs with ensuite bathrooms for each, a laundry chute and a home office were all high priorities.
Other features include a sports court, a games room on the lower level and an open-plan kitchen opening to a large patio.
We built this home to BC Step Code 4 (Forty percent more efficient than a Code Built home).
Amazing clients and an amazing design team were the key ingredients for a great project!
Step It Up
The natural slope of the lot created an opportunity to have divided, yet merged spaces in the back yard.
The large patio off the living room is flush with the interior floor, and embodies the 'inside meets outside' feature with 12 foot wide opening folding sliding doors. The patio is partially covered by the overhanging soffit complete with integrated twin radiant heaters.
Step up a few feet to a basketball hoop and sport court, including court lights on the garage gable to allow the games to run well past dusk.
The 2 car garage sits at the 'highest' level of the property and includes vaulted ceilings, roll up door, and is heated and insulated.
Wood, steel, and concrete always go well together. The landscape design by Claire Kennedy Design beautifully softened the square and straight lines of the house naturally.
The entire facade of the home was covered with western red cedar cladding, custom stained to protect and prolong the lifespan of the material. Rigid insulation behind the cladding created a thermal 'blanket' on the house adding to the high performance energy rating of the home.
Custom steel railings and guards were meticulously measured and templated to ensure a perfect fit. Their powder coated finish was matched to the black finish of the window frames and flashings.
Layout Is The Key
This master ensuite bathroom has every wall covered in rectangular mosaic tile. The layout of grout lines and preparation of the walls before install are essential to achieving crisp square lines and full tiles at every corner. This is not accidental. Other fun challenges in a room like this are wall hung faucets, recessed niches for medicine cabinets and mirrors that sit on a stone wrapped ledge. The end result is a bathroom you don’t really want to leave!
A well performing energy efficient home starts at the pre-design phase. Working with the energy advisor, the architect or design team on wall and roof assemblies, material specifications and methods of installation are all essential planning pieces that result in high performance scores at the project completion.
Building and working on the house in 3D before any lumber shows up on site is a critical part of Lepp’s process to building homes that are temperature comfortable, extremely efficient, air tight but with good mechanical ventilation, quiet, durable, and have great air quality.