Contemporary farm house retreat in Ontario

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The Farm House was designed for a couple who resided in Toronto, Ontario who desired to have a vacation retreat that would provide a contemporary take on country living. After finding a 100-acre property with rolling cornfields and a barn, they asked architecture studio Cindy Rendely Architexture to help them create a comfortable and modern […]

Post and beam vacation shelter on Georgian Bay

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CP Harbor House is a rustic vacation home for two Toronto households on the rocky shores of Georgian Bay, designed by MJ | Architecture. The cottage is an assembly of four discreet enclosures linked by an expansive large wraparound porch and roof that links the two main houses and two guest cabins, and is the […]

Lake Muskoka dwelling emerges from rock formations

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The Cliff House is a modern dwelling designed by Trevor McIvor Architect Inc, set on the cliffside overlooking beautiful Lake Muskoka in Ontario, Canada. This cottage seeks to enhance the extraordinary surrounding scenery through the thoughtful integration of building elements with the natural assets of the site and terrain. Here is a project description from the […]

Contemporary Fraser Residence in Westboro Village

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Fraser Residence has been designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect in Westboro Village, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Juxtaposed volumes define the exterior appearance of this modern home while interweaving spacial volumes define the expansive interior. A generous transparency floods the living spaces with natural light and connects the home with compact yet effective outdoor living spaces. The […]

Sunset Cabin on the shores of Lake Simcoe

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The Canadian firm Taylor Smyth Architects has implemented a project called ‘Sunset Cabin’ nestled into a slope on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. Completed in 2004, the award-winning design is a one-room sleeping cabin comprised of 275 square feet. It is a simple but sophisticated Canadian bunkie, evoking the “primitive hut” of […]

Floating house on an island on Lake Huron

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This project, designed by MOS Architects, intersects a vernacular house typology with the site-specific conditions of this unique place: an island on Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. The location on the Great Lakes imposed complexities to the house’s fabrication and construction, as well as its relationship to site. Annual cyclical change related to the change […]

Earth house nestled in the hillside

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This beautiful home surrounded by rolling meadows is the latest home designed by Ian MacDonald Architect in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. The house is an exercise in minimal intrusion, practically disappearing into the grassy hillside it’s built on. The site is a 90-acre parcel of rolling farmland, located in Caledon, forty-five minutes north-west of Toronto. The […]

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