Cost Efficient Modern Residence with Beautiful Lake Views in Canada

Cost Efficient Modern Residence with Beautiful Lake Views in Canada

Nestled amid towering oak trees, House on the Bluffs is an impressive modern residence designed by Toronto-based studio Taylor Smyth Architects in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. The stucco-box home was mostly developed vertically and is structured on two levels, each defined by spectacular glass additions. According to the architects, the modest budget required a rigorous approach to cost saving measures: “the wood framing was built using a panelized construction system from a local Ontario company. All floor, wall and roof components were prefabricated, then shipped to and assembled on site. The advantages included a significantly stronger structure, less waste and energy use and quicker installation (less than half the time compared to traditional methods) which resulted in approximately $10,000 of savings; the existing foundations and basement walls were re-used, saving several weeks of construction time; and Algonquin stone, left over from another job site, was salvaged for the feature walls and exterior walkways“. The project has a total surface of 2300 square feet and was designed in connection to its reach environment, ensuring that every room has a different experience with the lake and green landscape-enjoy the views!

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