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Our Modern Home designs are characterized by their minimalist design, clean lines, and use of industrial materials such as steel, concrete, ACM panels and glass.
Modern Home designs often incorporate large windows and skylights, providing abundant natural light and a connection with the outdoors.
The exterior of modern homes is typically characterized by a flat or low-pitched roof, minimal ornamentation, and a focus on geometric shapes and clean lines.
Overall, Modern Homes embody a sleek, streamlined aesthetic that is both functional and visually striking.
NATURAL MODERN HOMES
Natural modern homes are a type of residential architecture that combines the sleek, clean lines of modern design with the warmth and organic materials of natural elements.
Our Natural Modern Designs are heavily inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Constant themes across these designs include organic silhouettes, natural textures, and neutral colors. The exterior of a natural modern home typically features a blend of materials such as wood, stone, and glass, with a minimalist and contemporary design.
Large windows are a common feature, allowing natural light to flood the interior space and creating a connection with the outdoors. The roofline is often simple and low-pitched, with overhangs that provide shade and shelter.
Those who enjoy a connection to nature may be drawn to natural modern design because it incorporates elements of the natural world into the built environment. People who value sustainability and environmental responsibility may appreciate the use of eco-friendly materials and the emphasis on energy efficiency and conservation.
Overall, natural modern homes offer a balance between the clean lines and modern aesthetic of contemporary design and the warmth and comfort of natural elements. They provide a beautiful and sustainable living space that is both modern and timeless.
Our Scandinavian Home Designs feature a minimalistic approach that focuses on simplicity, functionality, and the use of natural materials within minimalistic forms. Scandinavian design emphasizes light and airy spaces, a muted color palette, and a strong connection to the natural world.
One of the key characteristics of Scandinavian design is the use of light-colored woods, such as birch, pine, and ash, which are often left untreated or lightly stained to maintain their natural appearance..
Overall, Scandinavian design embodies a sense of simplicity, practicality, and connection to the natural world. It creates a calm and peaceful environment that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Farmhouse home design is a style that draws inspiration from traditional farmhouses and rural homes. Farmhouse design emphasizes practicality and comfort, and often features open floor plans and large, functional kitchens. Our Farmhouse inspired Designs feature traditional gable roofs, with often asymmetrical massing.
Our modernized approach to the traditional farmhouse form incorporates large black windows and darker urban materials such as raised seam metal roof.
The more traditional elements of farmhouse design include pitched gable roof design, board and batten siding & exposed beams. Farmhouse design is often associated with the concept of "rustic charm," which emphasizes a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Overall, farmhouse design creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. It embodies a sense of history and character, with a focus on natural materials, rustic elements, and comfort.
Our Chateau Designs are largely inspired by French traditional Colonial homes. It is characterized by its grandeur, opulence, and attention to detail, with a focus on creating a sense of luxury and sophistication. Chateau design emphasizes symmetry, balance, and elegance.
These designs incorporate steep pitched roof lines for a very grand and traditional feel. Many of these designs will incorporate multi-paned windows and dormers with a limestone, brick or precast concrete façade.
Curved arches and stonework on windows and doorways give a very ornate traditional feel while more linear lines and rectangular shapes can make the style feel more transitional. Chateau design is often characterized by its grand scale, ornate detailing, and use of high-quality materials such as stone, marble, and wood.
Overall, the Chateau style home embodies a sense of opulence and attention to detail, with a focus on creating formal, elegant spaces that are perfect for entertaining.
Another traditional form we draw inspiration from is Georgian style design. Georgian style homes exude a sense of timeless elegance and sophistication. Georgian architecture draws inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman designs, incorporating classical elements such as columns, pilasters, and pediments. These features are commonly seen in the entryways, where decorative door surrounds and porticos add grandeur to the overall appearance.
Our other Traditional Home Designs are characterized by timeless and classic aesthetics that draw inspiration from historical architectural styles. One prominent feature often associated with traditional homes is the gable roof, which plays a significant role in shaping the overall appearance and functionality of the house. Gable roofs often include eaves or overhangs that extend beyond the exterior walls. These serve both functional and aesthetic purposes, providing shade and protection from the elements while adding depth and dimension to the home's facade.
Traditional homes often embrace symmetrical designs, with the gable roof being mirrored on both sides of the house. This balanced composition creates a sense of order and harmony, contributing to the overall elegance of the home's exterior.
Provincial Legislature in Ontario has made the feasibility for Laneway & Garden Suites available to many homeowners. These suites are located in the backyards of existing residential properties, often in the city's laneways, and provide a new opportunity for affordable housing in a city where space is at a premium.
These types of dwellings are great for potential rental income, multi-generational living, and secondary living spaces for guests or can even act as an extension of your current home.
There are several reasons why someone might want a laneway or garden suite on their property:
Additional living space: A laneway or garden suite provides additional living space on a property, which can be useful for accommodating family members, guests, or renters. It can also provide a source of rental income.
Increased property value: Adding a laneway or garden suite to a property can increase its overall value. It can also make the property more attractive to potential buyers if the owner decides to sell in the future.
Flexibility: A laneway or garden suite provides flexibility in terms of how the property is used. It can be used as a home office, a space for aging relatives, or as a rental unit.
Sustainability: Laneway and garden suites can be designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable, which can help to reduce the property's carbon footprint and utility bills.
Community building: Laneway and garden suites can contribute to community building by providing affordable housing options in neighborhoods where housing is in short supply. They can also help to revitalize underused spaces and create more vibrant and diverse communities.
Laneway and Garden Suites offer a unique and exciting option for urban living in some of Ontario's most vibrant communities.
Curious about the potential for a secondary suite on your property? Let us know!