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Calgary architect Bill Boucock's homes graced many of our pages back in the late '70s and early '80s. (His Anderson House was recently registered as a historic residence in Albertaand it too appeared on our cover in 1976.) Many of his designs were rare examples of West Coast modernism in Calgary, with their use of wood and seamless integration with the landscape.
And here, in a home he designed for the Masters family, that sunken living room is very much of the moment (though Id genuinely love that sofa right now), but that riser-less staircase is still stunning in its simplicity. And the interior garden? Gorgeous. I consider my houses art forms, said Boucock, but there'sno reason why they cant be economical and functional, too.
The late Anne Suche was a longtime contributor to Western Living as our Alberta editor. She became an integral part of the design conversation in Alberta, and architect Jeremy Sturgess (who studied under Bill Boucock, this home's architect) recently praised her writing. Anne would often challenge my sometimes unfounded precepts, he said, and the consequent critical discussions helped shape the architect I became.