1 Saskatoon | transitional | bungalow | 5,850 SQ.FT 

Behind the Design

Situated alongside the South Saskatchewan River, this rigorously detailed home is woven into the landscape. While the design is decidedly contemporary, the materials provide a sense of warmth and timelessness. The entry sequence is a thoughtfully written story, with multiple landscaped pathways drawing visitors toward the Corten doorway. Glazing is a defining feature of the façade, taking shape as full glass walls and clerestory windows that flood the interiors with natural light. This artful illumination transforms the home into a lantern-like structure, warmly glowing against the landscape. The floorplate was laid out as an H-shaped plan, the center volume houses the public spaces flanked by private wings on either side. This linear amenity is punctuated by a thin roofline that appears to float above the infrastructure. The outdoor living spaces are sympathetic to the home’s linear nature, unfolding down the gently sloped grade in horizontal layers. Multiple patio tiers help ease the transition from modern home to the surrounding nature, as do the texture-rich plantings. Each outdoor space was designed as its own unique experiential moment, transforming the residence into a multifaceted getaway retreat.


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