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Modern timber frame home in Whistler designed for entertaining

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This spectacular modern timber frame home was designed by Peter Rose Architecture, located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. The owners request for the design of their home was to integrate large timbers with an authentic “mountain lodge” feel. Designed to be a legacy home exceeding 100-year climatic values, this 8000 square foot beautiful timber frame is luxurious and spacious for entertaining guests, yet casual and comfortable for their friends and family to enjoy year-round.

The home sits on two narrow waterfront lots on an Alpine Valley Lake that were combined to make one wide property. The massive, unique and elaborate timberwork used in this project was staged and installed over a two-year period.

Project Team: Architecture and Interior Design: Peter Rose Architecture + Interiors Inc. | Builder: MacDougall Construction & Renovations | Timber Engineering: Fire Tower Engineered Timber | Timber Supplier: Kettle River Timberworks Ltd.

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Curves were incorporated throughout the timberwork and in particular in the unique truss design. The smaller curves were carefully machine cut out of larger timbers and where curves were more aggressive, solid timbers were re-sawn into thin strips and then laminated back together in a curved configuration. These curved match grained laminated timbers appear as solid timbers in the architecture, even though they are technically glulams.

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The project also incorporated a unique and innovative integration of timber and glass. A curtain wall glazing system was applied directly to the timber, this approach resulted in a very clean look of timber and glass not encumbered with drywall and trim details, allowing the timbers to be fully visible from the exterior and the interior of the home.

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The timbers incorporated into this glazing system were resawn and glued back together to create match-grained glulam. This greatly stabilizes the timber ensuring minimal movement that could impact the integration of the glass and timber.

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What We Love: Unique designs have been created for the timber-work and are highlighted throughout this modern timber frame home. Complex heavy timber moldings in the great room adds to the overall authenticity, while large windows frame breathtaking lakefront views. This grand mountain lodge offers a spacious layout both indoors and out for entertaining in stylish comfort.

Tell Us: What are your thoughts on the design details of this home? Would this be your idea of a dream house or do you find it to be too over the top? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of our favorite home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the area of Whistler: Phenomenal mountain home oasis with majestic views in Whistler and Modern mountainside chalet in Whistler focused on entertaining.

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Above: Unison lift and slide doors were designed to integrate seamlessly with the timberwork.

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Photos: Courtesy of Kettle River Timberworks Ltd.

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Joyce Kucera
27 days ago

Beautiful!

Teri Tobey
27 days ago

Beyond exquisite! Master piece.