Designing to Strike a Balance Between Interior and Exterior Spaces:
The second of two courtyard houses, 27 Wellsprings is designed to enhance the experience of both interior and exterior spaces by integrating outdoor amenities as part of the overall floor plan. This includes a screen room, a sheltered patio area, a rooftop deck, a covered porch, and of course, a courtyard.
As part of the new Waterford Green development in northwest Winnipeg, the home is located on a pie-shaped lot that informs the design of the house and offers views to two naturalized retention ponds, a walking path, and a prairie grass park area. A courtyard between the house and the attached garage extends the living space outdoors. This private retreat is just the right size for unwinding with a good book and glass of wine during the warmer months. A large patio door brings in much needed light and cross ventilation through the south-facing courtyard. The main floor screen room offers plenty of mosquito-free space for enjoying a family dinner while taking in the views offered by the surrounding landscape. The sheltered patio area off the walk-out basement floor connects the back yard to the home and provides a space for cooking up some sweet Filipino BBQ.