The Essence of Chic | Sprucehill Contracting Inc.
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The Essence of Chic

About This Project

  • Combination natural stone/cedar resonates with forested setting.


  • Five-foot-high, recessed corner-windows (achieved through cantilevering) create airy visual and increased natural-light.


  • Covered patio/lounge (with fire-pit, barbeque, and dining-table) accessed through accordion doors from kitchen: four-season connection to outdoor living.


  • Backyard’s 5-foot lineal waterfall (with 4-foot well) and decorative horizontal-slat fencing mask street noise.


  • Metal spine for foyer’s floating-tread stairway craned in-place in two sections. Extensive blocking allowed only three points-of-connection (main floor, first landing, upper floor. Cantilevering through wall allows two wrap-around corner-windows for unanticipated visual.


  • Second-floor hallway (white walls and museum lighting) replicates art-gallery ambiance.


  • Adult-oriented master suite includes party-sized steam shower encased in marble-tile (even ceiling) and walk-in closet (with touch-doors to maintain über-sleek aesthetic) ending in full-height preening mirror to ensure Beauty & Beast both look their best.


  • Solid-slab, 2.5×9-foot oak eating-bar (cantilevering then bolted from inside cabinetry) appears to balances asymmetrically on quartz island.


  • Well-appointed caterer’s kitchen concealed behind 9-foot oak door that, when closed, appears to be solid wall.


  • Vertical-grain millwork throughout adds visual warmth to predominantly white-on-white, high-gloss palette.


  • Focus on entertaining and family-life required all public spaces to have exceptional interconnectivity.


  • Dining-room’s built-in buffet features matching wine/beverage fridges, art lighting, and concealed bar-accessories cupboard. Drop-ceiling defines space and hides mechanical/lighting elements.


  • Three-sided fireplace (Carrera marble) with dramatic cut-out design links living-room and dining/kitchen. AC vent concealed at ceiling. Gas shut-off hidden behind “secret” tile with push-release access.


  • Foyer’s walk-through connects to kitchen/great-room. Bonus: built-in mini-buffet/display area for serving welcome-to-the-party champagne.


  • LED lighting plus Tilt’n’Turn windows/patio-doors throughout.


  • NEST technology (flush-mount panels throughout) meets tech-savvy owner’s requirement for remote home-control.


  • Kitchen’s 6-foot back-painted glass backsplash (in three sections) creates uniquely urban aesthetic. Degree of difficulty to install pays off in uniquely urban aesthetic.


  • HRV, air-conditioning, in-floor radiant heat on all levels.


  • Front entry: Every concrete element between street and terrace individually poured-in-place and removable allowing access to City infrastructure below.
Custom Home