Custom Waterfront Home

Stage: Working Drawings

Project description

All of our clients are unique and so is this new custom home designed to meet our client’s particular needs. The layout takes full advantage of their spectacular property with 270 degree views of the Ottawa River. The building footprint is a small area of the overall site, and we had to be creative to ensure the home design optimizes the available area. Our clients are true outdoor enthusiasts who want their home to respect and reflect the environment around it. Many features, such as floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious screened porch with outdoor kitchen, welcome the outdoors into their living spaces. A solar array along the south facing roofs and other LEED features will help minimize the overall environmental footprint.

The redwood siding and architectural features compliment the surrounding forest. The silver galvanized siding reflects the sparkling eddies in the nearby rapids, and the darker siding symbolizes the earth and heavily-wooded area around the site.

The main floor layout is open concept with a great room, kitchen, and dining area as the heart of the home. A stone fireplace anchors the great room, though it will be the wall of windows revealing a stunning view that will dominate the space. A sizable walk-in closet and powder room are conveniently located off the entrance foyer.

Upstairs, the primary bedroom has a well-appointed ensuite bath and large walk-in closet. A nursery and a spacious office with wonderful view are also located on the upper level. The change in grade means that the lower level has full-size windows and direct access to the outdoors. It expands the living space with a rec room, two bedrooms, full bath, laundry room, and mechanical room.

The tandem garage is oversized to provide ample space for all their outdoor equipment, along with vehicles and space for a small workbench.

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