M I L L P O N D   H O U S E

Millpond House is set over two floors and covered by a monolithic roofscape. The orientation of the house on the lot allows light to filter in from both the north and south, with deep soffits shading the living spaces from direct sunlight throughout the year. The unique geometry of the house creates an interplay of light in each space with the great room and foyer further illuminated by natural light with central skylights in the vaulted ceiling.  

Dramatic views of the neighbouring river and millpond are revealed through the forest that flanks the back of the house. Natural wood tones throughout the house contrast with the distressed and blackened steel of the great room fireplace and the black rift oak millwork. Large glass doors and windows connect the natural wood finishes of the interior with the exterior forested landscape that surrounds the house. The physical form of the house is respectful of the local rural vernacular but intentionally distinct in its geometry as a reaction to the client’s program requirments and physical orientation on the site. 

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Project Information

Construction Type: New Construction
Gross Floor Area: 3700sf (343sm)