Achievement. Transformation. Imagination. Commissioned to design one of North America’s most important contemporary residences, esteemed firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects was tasked in creating a residence centred around entertaining, hospitality, and festivity. 200 guests comfortably flow through the principal rooms.
When guests enter the glass walled entry, passing by the front reflecting pool, they have a sense of wonder. No one has ever had the pleasure of entering a residence like this before. Every element custom designed. Every millimetre carefully contemplated.
The finest craftspeople from around the globe collaborated to create this iconic dwelling using the best materials imaginable. Over 17,000 sq ft of mesmerizing space.
Are you in an art gallery? A venue space? A cutting edge boutique hotel? You have entered into an utterly exquisite residence purposefully built around entertaining friends, family, and business connections. Walk down the floating main staircase and into the entertainment space. The full function bar area, with its Hoshizaki commercial grade ice machine, is right behind. Champagne and laughter. Guests milling about.
You look up in awe at the ribbons of undulating walls of windows, separated by Oak fins, providing tranquil views into the ravine beyond. Sitting areas and cocktail lounge.
Music plays. The space is acoustically perfect. It’s all part of the joy of living at Integral House.
The dinner bell has rung. Guests meander upstairs to the Dining Room. The caterer has closed the clever moveable wall that separates the Kitchen from the Dining Room and Upper Gallery. In fact, the main level Kitchen was designed to perfectly communicate with the lower level Kitchen and bar area via the handy back staircase.
The guests are gone and the house is quiet. Ultra quiet. In fact, the main mechanical room was purposefully located below the garage for the ultimate in peace and quiet.
A very sophisticated house – four completely separated bedrooms in total. Master bedroom suite on the 500 level via the blue glass staircase; guest suite on the 200 level; and independent 2 bedroom guest flat (also on the 500 level).
The art gallery area leads into the study, with a conference table area. Behind the study is the home office where files and paperwork stay out of view. Arguably the most spectacular home office around.
One floor lower brings you to the wellness and fitness level. Swim against the gentle current of the indoor exercise pool. Integrated with the pool is a hot tub. When activated, the water level of the pool lowers and the adjoining wall acts as a waterfall. In summer, the approximately 30 foot long window wall descends below grade to open the pool complex to the outdoors. Exercise room, sauna, change facilities, powder room, and wet sauna are found on this level. Walk-out to the stone patio and you sitting in the midst of nature. An unparalleled natural setting in the heart of one of Canada’s most prestigious neighbourhoods.
For ease of winter living, the driveway + walkways are heated; as is the flooring throughout the residence. Triple car garage. Three toasty warm fireplaces.
You have made incredible achievements in your lifetime. Sharing Integral House with friends is part of that.