Global Style – Indigo Lane

The more constraints, the more inventive you have to be. So reckons the architects of this split-level home in Canada, built on a 'crazy' site with an almost 25 ft sheer drop down to a flat level.

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Homeowners, Sharryn and Tobias, brought on Stark Architecture Ltd. to design and build their dream home, taking command of the awe-inspiring views from the site which extend South-West back towards the peaks of winter playground, Whistler.

Rather than doubling up on-site work, Stark Architecture turned the building into a giant retaining wall, holding back the road. Inside, the building steps down three levels, with the main floor having a mixture of single and double height spaces.

Interconnecting bridges join the expansive spaces, which are filled with natural light. The bedrooms are placed on the quiet lower floor to be both cool in the summer, and well insulated in the winter. The narrow plans also allow for a yard for the young family, something the client didn’t expect to receive from such a steep site.

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

Indigo Lane Stark Architecture

See more from Stark Architecture at www.starkarchitecture.com

Architects: Stark Architecture Ltd.

Styling: Laura Melling

Photography: Krista Jahnke