A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a bitter man. Instead, he decided to renovate a house. The result is a masterful achievement of modern design that has allowed the filmmaker to reclaim his life.
The process of building his home was a creative project for Murray Siple, from the art on the walls to the placement of windows to frame views. “Architecture is filmic,” he explains. “Just like in film, you show people what you’re trying to express.”
Meal prep is simplified for Siple. All the cabinets are easy to open, there’s space under the cooktop for his wheelchair, and a faucet over the range removes the need to haul pots to the sink for filling.
In the master bath, a different kind of view is afforded by a wall-mounted TV that can be seen from almost everywhere in the room—ensuring that Siple doesn’t have to miss even a minute of his beloved hockey games.