This beautiful home was an extreme challenge to build. The house was built off a radius with the center of the radius over 130’ out in the harbour. The exterior and interior walls are either an arc or a spoke off the radius. Making the building with out any walls that are 90 degrees to each other. The roofs are either a concave or convex radius’ with the exception of the RV garage roof.
Steel & Cables
The railing on this home are done in a marine grade stainless steel. The top rail is a ½”x 3” flat SS bar as are the posts. Instead of glass panels in between the posts we used stainless steel cable. The advantage of not using glass is the fact that in our climate more often than not condensation obscures the view. Not to mention the constant need to clean it.
Floor to Ceiling Windows
Window on this home are a commercial curtain wall system. These windows are built in place and allow for a wall of glass from floor to ceiling and wall to wall of over 27’ in height.
An element of weathering steel was used both on the exterior wall finishes as well as the fireplace element on the interior. Weathering steel or Cortan steel has become popular as a “post industrial” look and has been used by Road’s End in several recent projects.
Kiln Dried Hemlock
This home used clear, band sawn, kiln dried, T&G hemlock for all of the ceilings and soffits. Road’sEnd discovered this product through Pronautic Millwork and something we are using more and more on our latest builds. The beauty of this material is that it is a light coloured wood that accepts washes and stains evenly giving a consistent colour unlike cedar or Douglas Fir that has many variation in colour making for a busy looking finish.
Neolith Counters and Showers
Countertops and shower bases were done in a new composite material called Neolith which is a very strong material allowing overhangs and nosing to be ½” thick instead of the standard 1 ¼” that most counters have.