Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc. has completed a modern house in Ottawa, Canada, that was designed to be an oasis for the home owners. The exterior of the house showcases honed concrete-block walls and grey-stained cedar siding.
These materials pass from exterior of the house to interior, blurring the lines between what’s inside and out.
The main level contains the office, a guest room, the mudroom and an entertainment room. An open-riser stair rises up through a large double-height space to the main living areas.
At one end of the open floor plan is the living room that features horizontal louvers and sliding doors that allow cross-ventilation for passive cooling. The sliding doors by the fireplace also provide access to exterior stairs that lead up to a roof terrace.
Large-format, grey tiles, like in the dining area, have been used to create a a unified appearance throughout the second level living space.
In the kitchen, minimalist white cabinets and light wood accents help keep the kitchen bright, while a sliding door opens to a balcony that overlooks the yard.
The rear yard features a large wood deck and landscaped garden. From this view, you can see a secondary living room on the ground floor.
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