House on Big Bay Point

This family compound houses a one-storey wing with great room, screened porch and master bedroom on the ground floor with views to Lake Simcoe.

A two-storey wing at the entry side of the building accommodates six bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms; there is also room for future bedrooms in the basement.

The building is painted in dark tones with a cedar roof to blend with the site, while interior rooms flow with the exterior spaces fora seamless connection.

LOCATION

Innisfil, Ontario

COMPLETED

2016

SIZE

14,000 ft²

SERVICES

New Country Home


Caledon Hills Country Home

This house is located in the Caledon Hills on farmland which is still cultivated.

The landscape is subtle compared to some of our more northern projects located on rugged sites in the Canadian Shield. The goal was to create a house which not only fit into the landscape but also integrates the interior with the exterior.

The main floor is configured as the entry foyer, mudroom, great room, screened porch and master suite, and the lower level has three bedrooms, a family room and games room below the second porch, all with maximized daylight in a walk-out condition.

LOCATION

Caledon, Ontario

COMPLETED

2015

SIZE

4,500 ft²

SERVICES

New Country Home


House on Bohemia Island

This island cottage replaces two cottages that burned down in 2012. Local zoning restricted the footprint to be no wider than the original buildings.

The design concept was to express the building as three separate buildings to break down the mass and length of the new cottage. The building features two bedroom wings at each end separated by a living room, dining room, kitchen, entrance hall and den. The cottage is naturally daylit through the use of glass walls that focus both on the lake and the island forest at rear.

COMPLETED

2014

SIZE

6,500 ft²

SERVICES

Reconstruction


Strachan Avenue Loft

This former industrial building was converted to four three-storey condominium townhouses.

To achieve the best view of the skyline the living spaces are on the top floor with roof terraces, and the second floor is devoted to bedrooms. The main floor houses the entrance, a garage, games room and exercise area.

COMPLETED

2014

SIZE

4,500 ft²

SERVICES

New Construction with Renovation of Existing Industrial Building


Dufferin Lake Residence

This property encompasses a valley created by a natural watershed, resolving itself into a small lake surrounded by steep, wooded, sheltering hills.

The environmentally sensitive site demanded a design proposal confined to a pre-existing development footprint. The design team focused on a solution that would reinforce the compositional beauty of the site through the use of natural materials and simple geometric planes, and spaces in a highly transparent configuration.

In conjunction with a new two-storey vacation home on the site, the project also included the design of a small boathouse pavilion on the lake. The richness and warmth of the wood reinforces the connection to the site as a re-interpretation of the verdant natural setting outside.

COMPLETED

2010

SIZE

8,000 ft²

SERVICES

New Construction (House) & Renovation (Boat House)


House on Torrance Bay

This five-bedroom cottage is sited to respect the existing landscape and rock outcrop.

The building wraps around the contours and the rock face forms one wall of the entrance walkway. All principal rooms and bedrooms have a lake view, with service rooms on the land side, with a walkway which serves the bedrooms but affords views into the landscape and maximizes daylight. A clerestory window spans the entire building and promotes cross ventilation and natural daylight.

COMPLETED

2011

SIZE

4,500 ft²

SERVICES

New Construction


House on Skeleton Bay

The L-shaped plan accommodates two full bedroom wings organized around a central great room.

The great room has glass on three sides, but the entire plan capitalizes on the exterior by having floor to ceiling glass on each elevation.  Even the corridors have large picture windows which provide views into the site.

The design incorporates a renovated existing sleeping cabin which has been attached to the building adding more sleeping and washroom space for a total of eight bedrooms.  The living room features a games alcove suitable for puzzles and board games while overlooking the view.  An outdoor sitting area surrounds an exterior wood burning fireplace which attached to the house.

A new three slip boathouse with a 650 ft² living space above was also part of the project.

The design concept was to use the L-shaped design to capitalize on topography and views to the south and west.

COMPLETED

2012

SIZE

7,500 ft²

SERVICES

New Construction (Cottage) & Renovation (Boathouse)


House on West Lake Rosseau

The house was originally built on spec in a neo-traditional style.

The new owners requested that the building be converted into a more contemporary and clean look, to eliminate decorative elements such as round top windows and dormers.

Exterior stairs were relocated to flanking elevations and windows enlarged to improve quality of daylight, views and ventilation.

The boathouse was renovated in a similar manner.

COMPLETED

2014

SIZE

6,500 ft²

SERVICES

Renovation