SHAUGHNESSY MANOR Private Residence by Carol Faan

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
SHAUGHNESSY MANOR

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Private Residence

INSPIRATION:
Homeowner with diverse, international clientele desired residence that combines traditional, Old World grandeur with a modern, open-concept aesthetic. Result: a home that transitions effortlessly from formal business entertaining to casual family living. Shimmering crystal chandeliers and secret rooms add a whimsical playfulness to the overall opulence and comfort. Lower-level, interior piazza replicates the romance of an outdoor English garden/pavilion.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A two-storey foyer introduces this residence’s unifying theme of opulence: inlaid marble flooring, domed ceilings with silver-leaf inlay and hand-painted motifs, exotic-wood millwork, and custom-designed metal filigree accents. Floor-to-ceiling columns plus archways and curved transom windows add architectural weight and visual grounding. Many functional necessities are artistically hidden: air-conditioning vents concealed behind moulding details, sprinkler heads in ceiling motif. Lower-level pool features hand painted mural where forced-perspective creates illusion that a pathway behind the fully-functional fountain is always moving away from the observer.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This new-built, luxury residence had to be visually compatible with existing heritage homes in one of Vancouver’s most venerated neighbourhoods. Classic English architecture sets an immediate tone of elegance and grandeur. A 7-metre high foyer is resplendent with imported Greek marble, exotic crotch mahogany millwork, 1.52x2 meter crystal chandelier, and custom-designed wrought iron railings introduce the visual themes that reoccur throughout. Unusual space usage includes an upper floor hallway designed to double as informal art gallery, an enclosed pool/bar that replicates the ambiance of an outdoor entertainment piazza, and a secret children’s playroom concealed behind a wall panel.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in May 2013 and finished in March 2015. The project is locate in Vancouver, B.C. Canada

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Exquisite furnishings and richly-textured accents complement this home’s classic architectural details. Hand painted motif details (foyer and living room), a custom-designed filigree pattern first showcased in the foyer’s marble flooring (where patterning has been precision cut by water jet technology) and wrought-iron staircase railing set recurring theme of opulence that’s still approachable. Whole-house Control-4 technology goes far beyond integrating audio, visual, and security issues. Owner is able to “see” and interact with entire house, even when he is overseas thus providing the desired security for his family.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
14,000 Square Feet Custom Design Built House

TAGS:
Luxury, Design, Interior Design, Classic, Formal, Residential house

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Extensive comparisons and cross referencing required to source materials that blend traditional aesthetic with contemporary materials. Collaboration with mural artist and heritage experts requited to create lifelike painted replica of an English Country Garden surrounding indoor pool.

CHALLENGE:
Residence must meet both the owner’s extensive, international business entertaining requirements and his desire to provide a comfortable family home. Solution: incorporate luxurious, family-oriented spaces including casual dining room, theatre room, and lavish master suite with dressing room, marble-encased bathing area, and abundant natural light. Home’s large scale required painstaking attention to proportions and monumentation (especially throughout the soaring, two-storey foyer) in order to maintain a sense of elegant yet airy grandeur. Total building time from concept to completion was less than two years – a very short turnaround for a project of this size and complexity.

ADDED DATE:
2016-03-30 01:00:55

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Martin Knowles
Pazu Chu

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
CAROL FAAN INTERIORS LTD.

PROFILE:
Carol Faan has provided impeccable interior design services to her clients for over two decades in a wide range of projects including: private residences, condominium lobbies and display suites, restaurants, offices, stores and monastery. In recent years, Carol has shifted her concentration mainly to residential design. Although her clientele has changed, Carol has always held true to her design philosophy. "Successful interior design is a blend of interior elements which serve aesthetic, and functional purposes that reflect your personality, and enhance your lifestyle. Each project is considered to be unique. I work hard to dialogue with the client to create holistic and individual concepts.” Carol is known for creating "Timeless Designs of different styles": trends come and go but Carol's aim is to create bespoke, classic, fashion forward, and functional designs that are able to stand the test of time. To this end, Carol’s designs reflect her consummate attention to the most minute of details, as well as her refined sensibility in the use of materials. Carol Faan was educated at the Kwantlen polytechnic university in Vancouver. In 2010 she earned the designation of Registered Interior Designer (RID).

NOMINATION DETAILS

Shaughnessy Manor Private Residence by Carol Faan is a Nominee in Luxury Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Shaughnessy Manor Private Residence by Carol Faan is Winner in Luxury Design Category, 2015 - 2016.

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