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Contrasting materials are also used to good effect, says builder Steven Streeter of Streeter & Associates. “The triple garage doors, chimneys and fascias are all in copper, which will weather naturally over time. We introduced Italian limestone as well, at the front of the house. This has a textural appeal.” The interior reinforces the emphasis on high-end materials. The wood flooring throughout the house is solid walnut, milled in five-inch planks. This is matched by quartersawn walnut interior doors. And the Loewen windows and doors feature solid fir, which is in keeping with the natural, leafy setting. As with all Stinson’s homes, there is an especially close connection with the outdoors. The living area features floor-toceiling glazing, with large doors opening to a pool terrace and outdoor living area. “The floating roof at the front of the house extends right out past the pool to provide a sheltered seating area, complete with outdoor fireplace,” says Streeter. “This canopy is lined with cedar.” Above left: Contrasting textures are a feature of the interior. The chimney is copper and the floors are walnut. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the living area, reinforcing the close connection to the outdoors. Top: The stairwell creates a sculptural element in the center of the house. Above: Formal and casual dining areas are all part of the large open-plan living space, which reflects the owners’ relaxed lifestyle. search | save | share at 75