Notan House

This house was re-built to accentuate a relationship between its interior and the majestic, towering trees of its garden landscape. A third story addition captures views of the dense tree line evoking an experience that is distinctly removed from the urban street-front.

Built within the perimeter of the house’s existing footprint, an emphasis on light is used to channel views and sculpt interior space. A large sky-lit atrium from third floor to basement contains a feature stair and filters natural light onto each level. A second void brings natural light into a third floor shower through a translucent glass partition and continues down into a second floor washroom, highlighting a freestanding bathtub.

Cove lighting integrated into handrails, ceiling reveals and walls highlight the architectural interior by night. A restrained material palette and minimal furnishings contribute to a serene experience of the interior while large bands of windows, stone and brick define the exterior.


Kelly Buffey, Robert Kastelic, Artur Kobylanski, Terry Sin, Cailiegh McKellar

Lighting Designer

Marcel Dion


Eisner Murray


James Brittain