Open House

Open House uses innovative design and modern, eco-friendly materials to invigorate an old house and significantly reduce the environmental footprint of its owner. 

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Idea

Measured created a strong connection to the natural surroundings by introducing large windows that offer expansive views of the North Shore mountains and a park-like perspective of neighbouring yards. The clementine-coloured front entry door was inspired by the red torii (traditional Japanese gates) of the Fushimi Inari Shrine.

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You did an awesome job, Measured! I’m just loving the house with its many unique objects and designed spaces. The flow of the house suits my needs perfectly. Many thanks for your talented input and for your generosity.”

Client, Open House

Build

What was once a collection of inward-looking rooms has been transformed into an airy modern space founded upon a warm base of whitewashed European oak, textured graphite tile and polished concrete. The bright white cabinetry and walls act as a canvas to highlight the owner’s art collection.

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Live

As the move to this 2,200 SF home was a significant downsize, the designer created dual-purpose rooms that enable the clients to preserve her lifestyle without compromise. The TV room and office seamlessly transition to extra bedrooms for visiting family, while the main kitchen functions as the nucleus of the house for the owner, who loves to entertain and prepare elaborate meals.