Synopsis of Perfected Plans
Every element of the proposed renovation to this existing home is designed to capitalize on the magnificent views and sunlight of this property.
We have reoriented the public and private spaces on the main floor to highlight these opportunities and also opened up the second story to enjoy these vistas. Rooms have been carefully proportioned to make sense in the full context of the house and more public spaces have been developed where the family can retreat on their own and welcome guests.
This Perfected Floorplan was developed based on HomeEcology’s design principles based on the acronym S.P.A.C.E. ™ by asking:
How can my home…
S. Seduce the SUN and be in harmony with our site, environment and community (How can we capture southern exposure for community spaces rather than bedrooms and have we made the most of the views ?)
P. Provide a PLACE for everything and be in wise proximity and proportion to other elements, respecting the house as a whole system. (Does the foyer dwarf the great room, is there adequate storage space, does this addition we are contemplating eat up our whole yard and will it block our neighbours sunlight?)
A. ADAPT to fluctuations in our lifestyle and evolving needs. (Can we invite family to stay for a week and what happens if someone ends up in a wheelchair or we’d like to start working from home?)
C. CULTIVATE the change I wish to see in life. This is rarely considered and the most valuable opportunity our homes present. (Churchill said, “First we shape our buildings, then they shape us.” What do I want this home to cultivate in my family and radiate out into our community? Is this the legacy I wish for? How can this home foster harmony in our relationships?)
E. Facilitate EASE Life can be so hard at times and we have so little control over our circumstances. Home should feel like the embrace of a precious friend who has your back and never holds you back, the friend that wants you to soar.
Our goal is to co-create your ideal home, where you have S.P.A.C.E. ™ to be yourself, to retreat and to come together. The home that makes your life and relationships a little easier because it inspires harmony. Where it’s easy to create a meal together and then linger over it … because the architecture cultivates connection. The kind of home where everything it shelters thrives because it provides both refuge and springboard. This is the home that reveals caring as the true source of shelter rather than mere sticks and stones.
Work with us and rest assured;
Your home will not only be beautiful, your home will be wise.
HomEcology™ is our revolutionary answer to our need for shelter. It invites us to align our homes with our values and co-create them in harmony with the ecosystem they are dependent on.