Tour this incredible four-story home overlooking the Rideau Canal, Ottawa

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Christopher Simmonds Architect has designed this four-story contemporary home overlooking the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. An extreme change in grade across the home’s narrow property presented several design challenges. The architects devised a solution that was unconventional, locating the front door on the lower level of this 4,000 square foot dwelling.  Normally this would be […]

Walls of glass define this spectacular modern home in Canada

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This modern home was created with simplicity of design and openness to its natural environment by Christopher Simmonds Architect, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Nestled in Dunrobin Shore facing the Ottawa river, walls of glass spans the living, dining and kitchen areas; showcasing panoramic vistas of the changing seasons. “Away from the water the view is framed […]

Westboro Home showcases light filled interiors in Ottawa

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Westboro Home was designed to revolve around a two storey light filled raised garden courtyard by Kariouk Associates, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The contemporary residence was completed in 2013, sited on a narrow lot in a downtown neighborhood. Design Challenge: The site for this home was a narrow lot in a downtown neighborhood, which […]

Modern Fold Place Residence in Ottawa by Linebox Studio

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Fold Place is a newly built modern infill property that was envisioned by architecture firm Linebox Studio, situated in Ottawa’s vibrant Glebe neighborhood stretches across the southern downtown edge of Canada’s National Capital. The dwelling is comprised of 2,400 square feet of living space, sited on an irregular and narrow lot of 20 feet by […]

Modern indoor-outdoor interplay: Ottawa River House

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Ottawa River House is a single family modern property in a picturesque natural setting along the Ottawa River in Ontario, Canada by Christopher Simmonds Architect. Moving throughout this home, one enjoys a carefully orchestrated sequence of encounters with views and light penetrating the spatial composition throughout its interlocking interior volumes. The starting point for the […]

Zen Barn: Contemporary minimalism in Canada

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Zen Barn was designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The four bedroom, four bathroom, 3,100 square foot house features a rustic reclaimed wood exterior and minimalist design. Rich textures inside and out adds warmth to the modern look, and natural light penetrates the house from all angles. The stairwell, courtyard and second-floor […]