randy bens architect

Chilliwack Street


The project brief was to add a new floor to an existing 1950’s split level home, which was originally designed by an architect. The existing house was too small for the family, so a new floor was added containing a master bedroom, ensuite, office and deck.  The new upper floor cantilevers in two directions, and compliments the lower cantilevered portion of the house.  

To soften the strong geometry of the house, clear stained cedar siding was used on all surfaces to give the composition scale and warmth.  The inner face of each cube is lined with bluestone to provide contrast. 

Completed 2011.  

Photographs:  Roger Brooks

Published: ArchDaily  Contemporist