Lapointe Architects

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Blythdale House Progresses on Schedule

Construction on our new project, Blythdale House, is proceeding on schedule. The exterior finished will include copper, ArrisCraft honed and split-face stone, and thick Spanish cedar siding on the cantilevered mud room section. A wonderful alternative to stucco has been found for the north and east elevations. We will be using a flint-coloured cement-board panel known as SuperPanel ( The product will have the appearance of large sheets of slate.

We have also recently completed the lighting design for the interior and exterior of the house. Low-voltage energy-efficient LED lights will be used to light the interior courtyard and glass guards while the exterior facade and 2nd floor canopy will be lit with a combination of ground lighting and uplighting. The results promise to be spectacular.

Finally, we are negotiating with Solera ( to supply and install both Photovoltaic and hydronic solar panels.

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