The area from Howe Sound in West Vancouver, to Deep Cove in North Vancouver, showcases the most scenic landscapes on the west coast. Mountain peaks, rocky slopes, evergreen forests and ocean vistas abound. This presents an exclusive opportunity to take advantage of the natural scenery and captivating views.
To get the most out of living in such picturesque environments, designing a custom home with this unique landscape in mind is key. Some of the best approaches involve the home itself. Others involve creating ways to make the landscape functional.
Windows are the best way to enjoy an outdoor environment from within the home. They are multifunctional, letting in light, heat, and fresh air. As well, they provide access to the outdoors through terraces and balconies. Panoramic designs allow for sweeping, uninterrupted views.
Integrating a custom home with steep inclines, sloped lots, or uneven rocky foundations involves special engineering and architectural skills. This provides an opportunity to design a multi-level home where the basement is above ground level. Instead of a dark, stuffy room underground, the basement can be full of windows promoting natural light. Plus, this allows convenient, ground-level access to a beautiful outdoor patio or terrace.
Speaking of beautiful patios and terraces, additional ways to create functional spaces from the surrounding landscape include outdoor kitchens, BBQs or brick ovens, bars, spas, vertical or hanging gardens, porches and balconies.
Depending on the environment in which you build a custom home, there are many approaches to choose from. You can maximize the advantages–and your enjoyment of–the natural setting. Custom home building contractors in North and West Vancouver will be able to go over all of them with you.