The Spicer/Roman Residence

Awards: 2017 GOLD Tommie Award
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The Spicer/Roman Residence
Project Type: New Home Location: Coldstream, BC

Rated “Built Green” platinum! This Prairie style modern home was built high into the grasslands and positioned to maximize the views of the Coldstream valley and Kalamalka Lake. Designed to bring in as much natural light as possible it also maximizes the views from all of the main rooms of the house…even the ensuite has a view. The 14 ft ceilings in the great room create an airy and open feel while the dropped tray along the perimeter helps draw the eye down. The large great room/kitchen area is made for entertaining!

The home offers softened Modern design with horizontal lines, plentiful windows and an open floor plan. It is very Fung Shui: fire (fireplace), earth (wood in the cabinets & floors), air (spaciousness, fans & cross ventilation) & water (blue glass & turquoise accents).  The hard angles of the rooms are softened with curved artwork and soft edge furniture.

The kitchen features high gloss cabinets with maple wood accents, glass backsplash and quartz countertops, made for easy cleaning. The upper cabinets have electronic touch “tap to open” technology.  There are multiple work spaces c/w bench seat in the kitchen area for enjoying the morning sun.  The extra large island with seating allows for visiting while enjoying the view. The kitchen boasts energy efficient appliances : induction cooktop, indoor electric grill, built-in steamer, rotisserie oven, and dishwasher drawers.  There is a combination of open and closed cabinets with many niches throughout home. Natural light was  the key to creating this space limiting the use of the LED lighting. There are 2 linear electric LED fireplaces with crystals that provide supplemental heat in the winter.

Other features include:

  • Modern styled front door with venting sidelights
  • Motorized window shades hidden in interior tray ledge
  •  Zoned Ductless Split air conditioning which provides cooling inthe  summer when necessary and supplemental heat in winter.
  • Air-conditioning rarely used in summer with blinds, cross ventilation and ceiling fans
  • Unique frosted glass panel doors
  • Legrand Motion sensor LED lights
  • The interior office also has a window to let natural light in from the adjacent flex room.
  • Barn doors to the flex room
  • Den and flex room are convertible to bedrooms or other specialized areas
  • 2 master suites
  • Backlit and heated mirror in the guest bathroom, so no fogging up after a shower!
  • One of the ensuite’s has a built in seat to access view from window over sink

Certified Built Green Platinum – 2×8 staggered stud wall system, R32 Exterior walls; with a very comfortable indoor environment.

  • Reduced heating and cooling loads
  • Zone C rated Energy Star windows
  • Hydronic radiant in-floor heat
  • Passive solar
  • Low VOC engineered hardwood floors so no-off-gassing; excellent indoor air quality

There is a storage room and mechanical room  in garage.

The plans for this home were completed by Keith Construction.