Custom Home

Stage: Completed

Project description

  • This four-bedroom, two-storey residence was inspired by French Provincial architecture
  • Centre hall plan with spacious kitchen and family eating area open to the great room
  • Formal living and dining rooms and four large bedrooms
  • Authentic use of exterior materials and close attention to detail were of primary concern during the design process

The French Provincial-style home was built on a two-acre estate lot facing southeast and is conveniently located minutes from the heart of Manotick — about 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa.

Our clients provided inspirational designs and the programming phase provided insight into their needs, wants and vision. The primary goal was to build a large four-bedroom home providing ample space for their growing family. The final design was 3,500 square feet and included a kitchen, great room, den, living room, dining room, mudroom, and powder room. Taking advantage of the light exposure and orientation of the home optimized natural light, creating a bright interior.

The design of the home included many features that would be considered French Provincial architecture, a classic style inspired by the rural manor homes of 17th century France. Jim included many details familiar to this style, creating a visually interesting streetscape and a beautiful and inviting façade from all angles. The exterior finish was a stucco-stone mix with the traditional classic brick. The façade integrated the hipped roof with a sweeping eve, an eye-brow roofline allowing for large bedroom windows, an inviting covered porch, and a large three-car garage.

Careful attention was provided to the details of the interior design. Generous spaces defined by elegant finishes were created by design with 10-foot and vaulted ceilings, expansive windows, and massive doorways with thick arches surrounding the incredible woodwork on the custom doors. The attention to detail is evident inside and out.

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“Jim helped us take our home design from ordinary to extraordinary! His attention to detail, strength at managing space and proportions and knowledge of the needs of a house from the inside out, made our house the dream space we were hoping for. We won’t hesitate to contact Jim in the future, when the need arises.”