Exterior photo showing the residence in entirety surrounded by grassland and the lake in the back

Wandich Residence

The Wandich Residence, a 7,000 sq. ft. space for year-round use, was designed to intrude as little as possible on the existing landscape. This was achieved by partially lifting the residence off of the ground. The supports, two concrete structures on either side that contain the bedrooms, create a “bridge” containing the living areas, dining room and kitchen.

The glass and steel bridge, partly cantilevered over the lake, also provides an optimum vantage point to enjoy every view of the surrounding environment: thick woods to the North, the lake and green hillside farms to the South, a lily pond and sunrises to the East, and open water and sunsets to the West. The residence won a Record House of the Year Award from Architectural Record in 1983.

Stoney Lake, ON
Completion Status
Surface Size
7,000 sf
Governor General’s Award Gold Medal, 1983 House of the Year Award, Architectural Record, 1983
Key Personnel
Jim Strasman
Project Types

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