A modern farmhouse with a contemporary minimalist interior.
Clean lines and an off-white palette evokes a contemporary minimalist interior in this modern farmhouse. Neutral colours are used extensively, contrasted by natural woodgrains of panelling and barn doors, and the off-white walls create a perfect backdrop for our client’s valued art collection. Glass railings adorn the modern staircase as you move between floors.
The full-height basement boasts heated concrete floors, a games area, and a glass walled gym overlooking the family room. Metal roofing tops the home along with structural steel awning frames lending an industrial feel. Extra large windows create views of the adjacent woodlands, from almost every room.
As home comfort and energy efficiency ranked high on their wish list, the windows have a very efficient U Value of 1.1 and all insulation was upgraded far beyond current standards with 2” foam continuous under the basement slab and up the foundation walls. The exterior was also sheathed with foam. A tight building envelope verified by blower door test at less than 1.5 ACH50 (air changes per hour) makes this family home ultra efficient and comfortable. With minor modifications this home has sights set on Net Zero qualification; currently estimated to consume approximately 50% less energy than current building code compliant minimums. The main floor is built from Hambro steel joists with heated exposed concrete floor. We are incredibly proud that this home is as efficient as it is stunning.