On a snowy backdrop, 285 Chaplin Crescent residence developed by Zeca Homes Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, looks like a cozy refuge. A mix of materials (stone, wood, glass and zinc) and an irregular geometry make the building visually stand out. A few terraces and balconies, as well as generously-sized windows ensure an optimum indoor-outdoor relationship. Currently listed for sale at $3,185,000, the project comes with state-of-the art appliances, hi-tech entertainment systems and an overall interior design that most contemporary-style enthusiasts would probably crave for.

Space, neatness and light are the defining characteristics for the social level of the house. A floating staircase in walnut and glass sets the tone for a minimalist contemporary interior scheme. The color palette is kept simple, yet powerful visual contrasts can be seen throughout. Just notice how the red carpet in the living zone becomes the focal point in relationship with the white walls and floors. Another element of interest is the three-sided stone fireplace, dividing the kitchen area from the family room. Can you spot other details worth highlighting?