Established in 1912, the community of Scarboro was developed by the Canadian Pacific Railway and was inspired by the English Garden City movement. Today, Scarboro is one of Calgary’s most sought after inner-city neighbourhoods, featuring streets and boulevards lined mature trees and an eclectic mix of high-end residential homes.
The site for the House in Scarboro is located on the west side of the community, adjacent to the historic Sunalta School. The steeply-sloped property inspired an elongated courtyard scheme that extends towards the lane along the east property line. The home’s social spaces and master bedroom face onto an enclosed courtyard, providing direct access to fresh air, natural light and views of the internal landscaping. The upper floor houses an open plan loft featuring a direct connection to a generous roof terrace that overlooks the Sunalta School playgrounds.
The form and massing of the home complements the scale and character of the community’s historic properties. The proposed home is wrapped in a refined material palette of lapped cedar boards and standing seam metal roofs. The courtyard and roof terrace are composed of wood decking and architectural concrete, creating warm outdoor gathering spaces that can be enjoyed year round.
LOCATION: Calgary, AB, Canada
STATUS: Design Development
BUILDING AREA: 3,500 sf