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Westboro Beach Modern

Ottawa, Ontario

This modern infill double on a 50 foot lot in the Westboro beach area maximizes the experience of light and spaciousness while following a strict 8m height limit to respect the scale of the adjacent two-storey homes. The living, dining and kitchen spaces allow for an effective furniture arrangement which maximizes interconnection and open concept living.

The kitchen holds a pivotal place in the plan, the centre of family living and entertaining. Easy access to the rear deck for BBQing or relaxing is available through the dining area (rather than through a living room which might limit furniture layout options). Corner glazing in the living room maximizes the visual connection with the exterior.

A raised “roof monitor” on the stairwell allows light to flood into the centre of the home. This stair/lightwell visually connects the bedroom level with the living level and adds to the spacious feel of the home.
The master suite provides a luxurious spa experience and double walk-in closets. A generous second floor laundry room adds convenience.

Interior finishes include maple plank flooring, espresso stained cherry cabinets, quartz counters and porcelain kitchen and entry tiles. Exterior materials include birch, stucco and cedar siding and soffits with contrasting black aluminum clad windows.

Awards: Best Custom Infill, 2013 Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association
Year: 2013
Photography: Peter Fritz