The gentle south sloping site is in a region of fertile farmlands. Several large deciduous trees are near the building site and line the hedgerows between fields. A seasonally high water table requires giving particular attention to waterproofing and backfilling foundation work and to sub-grade drainage.


The regional climate is characterized by four distinct seasons having pleasant springs and long, mild autumns. Annual rainfall is abundant and strong winds frequently accompany storms. Southerly breezes across lake Ontario produce a comfortable cooling effect in summer.

• Winter: long and cold, considerable snowfall

• Summer: mild, occasional periods of hot, humid weather


Designed for a professional couple, this house could be easily modified to accommodate 3, 4, or 5 bedrooms. Contrasting a simple traditional form, the interior has a contemporary spatial quality in the open planning of the first and second floors, and in the two story tall living room.

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Interior Solarium Total Sq Ft
2494 718 3212