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Canadian Houses : Residences

Key Contemporary Residential Architecture Developments in Canada, North America

Houses in Canada

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Canadian Houses. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Canada. The focus is on contemporary Canadian residences but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 1 page of Canadian residential architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.

New Canadian Homes

Contemporary Canadian Residences – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

18 Nov 2020
Double Header House, Victoria, BC

17 Nov 2020
Forest House I, Bolton-Est, Eastern Townships, QC
Design: Natalie Dionne Architecture
Forest House I Eastern Townships
photo : Raphaël Thibodeau
Forest House I, Eastern Townships
Forest House I is the latest work by Montréal-based studio, Natalie Dionne Architecture. The firm has earned widespread praise over the years for its contextual approach, its creativity, and its attention to detail. Forest House I adds to a rich portfolio of original, residential homes, equal parts urban and rural.

26 Oct 2020
Blackwood Studio, Hinchinbrooke

20 Oct 2020
Cowley Avenue House, Ottawa

8 Oct 2020
Wendover House, Ottawa

31 Jul 2020
Chester Cottage in Nova Scotia

14 Jul 2020
Portland Residence in Mont-Royal, Québec

4 Jun 2020
Lake Huron Summer House, Ontario
Architects: Saota
Lake Huron Summer House Ontario Canada
photograph : Adam Letch
Lake Huron Summer House in Ontario
This summer house is set on the banks of Lake Huron in a small, remote Canadian town about an hour’s drive from London, Ontario.

14 May 2020
Abacus House on Bras d’Or Lake, Nova Scotia

4 May 2020
103, Land House in Meaford, Ontario

4 Feb 2020
Rodeo Drive House, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Architects: Alloy Homes Incorporated
Rodeo Drive House Calgary Alberta
photograph : Joel Klassen
Rodeo Drive House in Calgary, Alberta
This family home is built on a small, triangular lot that was considered virtually unusable. Situated atop a ridge overlooking the Calgary Stampede Grandstand, the views are magnificent from the upper floors.

1 Feb 2020
Modern Farmhouse, Calgary, Alberta
Architects: Alloy Homes Incorporated
Modern Farmhouse Calgary Alberta
photograph : Joel Klassen
Modern Farmhouse near Calgary, Alberta
The architecture is inspired by the simple lines and humble materials of the adjacent working ranch.

31 Jan 2020
River’s Edge House, Calgary
Architects: Alloy Homes Incorporated
Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta
photo : Joel Klassen
River’s Edge House in Calgary, Alberta
This new Canadian family home was designed and built to feel like it had been a part of the neighbourhood for years. The property is wrapped in low-maintenance natural materials designed to weather gently and enhance its character over the years.

5 Nov 2019
The River Cabins, Wheatley River, Prince Edward County
Design: Nine Yards Studio
River Cabins Wheatley River - Canadian Houses
photograph : Tamzin Gillis, Nine Yards Studio
Prince Edward County Buildings
The smallest province in Canada, Prince Edward Island is celebrated for its vibrant arts and culture scene and is renowned for culinary experiences featuring world-class seafood and produce.

21 Jun 2019
Muskoka Boathouse in Ontario

16 Jun 2019
Pilon-Hébert Residence in Potton, Québec

11 Jun 2019
Powder Snow House in Bromont, Québec

28 May 2019
Hatley House in Québec

14 May 2019
Church Residence in Frelighsburg, Québec

17 Apr 2019
Gazing House in Scarborough Junction, Toronto

20 Mar 2019
Residence Le Nid on the St. Lawrence River, Quebec

17 Mar 2019
Dans l’Escarpement in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré

30 Jan 2019
La Barque Residence in Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm

11 Dec 2018
TRIPTYCH House in Wentworth-Nord, Quebec

3 Dec 2018
Friesen Wong House in Okanagan, British Columbia

2 Dec 2018
Shelter on a Rock in Racine, Québec

14 Nov 2018
Long Horizontals House in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

2 Oct 2018
Vallée du Parc Residence in Shawinigan, Québec

16 May 2018
Gulf Islands Residence, Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, western Canada
Architects: RUFproject
Gulf Islands Residence on Salt Spring Island British Columbia
photograph : Ivan Hunter
Gulf Islands Residence

20 Feb 2018
La Cornette House, Township of Cleveland, Québec, Eastern Canada
Architects: YH2
La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
photo © Francis Pelletier
La Cornette House in the Township of Cleveland
Built on the slope of a small hill, La Cornette is a country house open to the pastoral landscape that surrounds it. Under a soaring roof resembling a nun’s cornet wimple is a roomy dwelling modelled on traditional Quebec houses of old that lodged large families and their relatives.

19 Feb 2018
La Luge Cabin, La Conception, in the Laurentides region of Quebec
Architects: YH2
La Conception Real Estate Canadian Houses
photography © Francis Pelletier
La Luge in La Conception
Mostly dedicated to the enjoyment of Quebec’s winter, La Luge is a secondary home lying in the midst of the forest. Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense vegetation preserving the house’s privacy, La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area, adding on to the traditional countryside living spaces.

16 Feb 2018
Window on the Lake, Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Mauricie region, province of Quebec
Architects: YH2
Window on the Lake - new Canadian Houses
photography © Francis Pelletier
Window on the Lake in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton
The house stands on the site of an old family cottage, just steps away from the shores of Lac Plaisant in the Mauricie region. Thanks to its simplicity, restraint and refinement, the project embodies the architect’s attempt to capture the essence of cottage life – a wooden home designed for vacations and enabling true communion with nature.

9 Feb 2018
Sky House, Stoney Lake, Ontario
Design: Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster
Sky House on Stoney Lake - contemporary Canadian Houses
photography : Doublespace Photography
Sky House on Stoney Lake
Negotiating the steep topography of a lake-side site, this holiday house consists of two volumes stacked on one another. The lower volume nestles into the landscape so that it is barely visible as one first approaches the house.

6 Feb 2018
The Wooden Wing, Lac-Supérieur, Quebec
Design: YH2 architecture
The Wooden Wing - modern Canadian Houses
photography : David Marien-Landry
The Wooden Wing in Lac-Supérieur
The Wooden Wing is a large cottage on the shores of Lac Supérieur, in Quebec’s Laurentians. The house is perched on a sizeable outcrop of granite bedrock, giving it a commanding yet intimate view of the lake and Mont Tremblant, on the other side.

4 Feb 2018
Withrow Laneway House, Calgary, Alberta
Architects: Studio North
Withrow Laneway House
photo : Mark Erickson
Withrow Laneway House in Calgary
Affordable housing in a thriving city like Calgary is a challenge for many, not the least for two newly graduated professionals starting a design studio with big dreams and a limited budget. We see alleys as a new place for community and dwelling. This project offers an opportunity to save one of Calgary’s heritage houses and to build an affordable, compact living space in the inner city.

19 Jan 2018
Indigo Lane House, Whistler, British Columbia, western Canada
Design: Stark Architecture Ltd.
Indigo Lane Canadian Houses
photo © Krista Jahnke
New House in Whistler, BC
A crazy site! But one of the greatest things about Architecture is having lots of constraints. The more constraints, the more inventive you have to be. The site drops steeply from the road, almost a 25 ft sheer drop down to a flat site, with retaining walls below.

21 Jul 2016
Blanche Chalet in La Malbaie, Québec
Design: ACDF Architecture
Blanche Chalet Québec - Canadian Houses
photograph : Adrien Williams
Blanche Chalet in La Malbaie
This home’s simple and pure architecture complements the landscape of Charlevoix. The raw concrete materiality of the lower level evokes the stone foundations of the old wooden barns common to this area.

24 Sep 2013
Totem House, Toronto, Ontario
Design: Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Totem House Toronto - Canadian Houses
photo : borXu Design
Totem House
Robert and John are travelers. They collect sculptures by local artists and bring them home. They have a keen eye for modernism and minimal design and they don’t settle for ordinary. They love cooking and they avoid the unnecessary. In building their home, rzlbd respects their curiosity for style. A totem is sculptures within a sculpture.

23 Aug 2013
Residence in Southlands, Vancouver, British Columbia
Architect: DIALOG
House in Southlands - Canadian Houses
photograph : Kristopher Grunert
Residence in Southlands
This residence nestles into a mature, heavily vegetated corner site in Vancouver’s historical Dunbar-Southlands neighborhood. A year-round fresh water stream divides the irregularly shaped property as it threads its way below Marine Drive to the south.

12 Aug 2013
Stacked House, Rue St-Christophe, Montreal, Québec
Design: NatureHumaine
St-Christophe Residence
photo : Adrien Williams
House on Rue St-Christophe
This project was done in collaboration with the client who wished to build his own home. The site is located in a back alley of Montréal’s Plateau neighborhood and the design reflects the patchwork of extensions and renovations typically found in Plateau alleyways.

11 Aug 2013
Blue Pie Condo, Toronto, Ontario
Design: Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Blue Pie Toronto - Canadian Houses
photograph : borXu Design
This is an intriguing transformation of a typical Torontonian condo into the celebration of a man’s living style and artistic curiosities. It is a poetic invasion of the color blue into a white room washed with natural light. The client, a 40-year-old passionate family doctor with a love for colors white and blue, purchases a photograph of an iceberg.

13 Jun 2013
Chambord Residence, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
Design: NatureHumaine
House in Chambord, Le Domaine-du-Roy - Canadian Houses
photo : Adrien Williams
Chambord Residence
The client wanted to utilize the second storey of her 1920s duplex by converting her former rental unit into 3 bedrooms and an office space. While the grey-stone front facade only required minor restorations, the back of the house was transformed completely. An emphasis on transparency creates constant visual and physical connections with the backyard.

27 May 2013
La Couleuvre, Montreal, Quebec
Design: NatureHumaine
Montreal Flat Extension
photo : Adrien Williams
Montreal Flat Extension
Nicknamed “la couleuvre” (the garden snake). The parents’ quarters are located in the ground floor brick volume, while the kid’s bedrooms are pushed up into the twisting volume upstairs. A bright orange handrail leads you up into the kids’ zone. An open concept bathroom that facilitates family bath time also acts as the circulation to the 3 bedrooms with built in bunk beds and furniture in a similar playful language.

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23 May 2011
Koehler House, New Brunswick
Design: Julie Snow Architects, Inc.
New Brunswick House
picture : Brian Vanden Brink
House in New Brunswick
A small building in a large landscape, the house affords expansive views while offering protection from the occasionally harsh climate. Two bars of living space cantilever from the rocky site, anchored by a stone wall. Large sliding glass panels are detailed with a minimal visible section, as are floor and roof.

6 Jun 2011
Linear House, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Patkau Architects
Linear House British Columbia - Canadian Houses
photograph : James Dow
British Columbia House
A sixteen acre farm located on Salt Spring Island, an island in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, the site of this house is bisected from east to west by a long row of mature Douglas fir trees. There is a gentle slope falling across the site from south to north.

19 Jan 2012
Photographer’s Studio Over a Boathouse
Design: gh3
Photographers Studio Over a Boathouse Lakefield Ontario Stony Lake
photograph : Larry Williams
Ontario House
A photographer’s studio over a boathouse on Stony Lake is a re-imagination of the archetypal glass house in a landscape in the Canadian Shield. A continuation of thinking about this architectural ambition, the central conceit of the house is reconceived through a contemporary lens of sustainability, program, site and amenity.

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Recent Canadian Properties

16 Oct 2012
Whale House, Toronto, Ontario
Design: Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Toronto home
photo : borXu Design
New Toronto House
The Whale house is another spatial experiment by rzlbd, a monochromic contemporary manifesto that evolves around a central detached box painted in red standing free inside a three storey height foyer. The building appears to have swallowed the box symbolizing the contemplation space inside the spacious jaw of the whale that swallowed Jonah.

3 Oct 2012
Gallery House in Markham, Toronto
Design: Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
ContemporaryHouse in Toronto
photo : borXu Design
Gallery House in Markham
This Toronto house is a contemporary residential structure that adapts an institutional / commercial typology in that all of the spaces have been aligned and arranged along a galleria. One can imagine that all of the served and servant areas of the house have been plugged in to this empty spine. They then have been stretched out to the north and south where they gain exposures, views and natural light.

17 May 2012
Patio House, Nortown, Toronto
Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Patio House Nortown - Canadian Houses
photograph : borXu Design
Patio House Toronto
Patio House, located in the Nortown area in Toronto, Ontario, is a minimalist two-storey wood structure house, which carefully responds to three major questions: the needs of the residents, the situation of the site, and the environmental concerns. Being located in a corner lot, the building maintains a presentable façade for the residential street while controlling sun exposure from the west.

More contemporary Canadian Houses welcome for consideration

Canadian Residences

Canadian Properties, alphabetical:

5/6 House, Toronto
Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Toronto Residence
photograph : borXu Design

5/6 House

Cascade House, Toronto
Paul Raff Studio
Cascade House
image : Ben Rahn
Cascade House

Charcoal House, Pape and Danforth, Toronto
Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
New Toronto House
image : borXu Design
Charcoal House

Creemore Farm, Ontario
PLANT Architect Inc.
Creemore Farm
picture from architect
Creemore Farm – 5 Aug 2011

House 23.2, Vancouver, British Columbia
Omer Arbel Office
Surrey House BC
image from architect
Surrey House

House 60, Toronto
House 60
photograph : Carlyle Routh
House 60

Shaft House, Toronto
Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Shaft House Toronto
image : borXu Design
Shaft House

Canadian Housing

Major Canadian Housing, alphabetical:

Bloc_10, Winnpieg
Design: 5468796 Architecture Inc
Canadian Residential Building
photo : James Brittain Photography
Winnipeg Residential Building

Centre Village, Winnipeg
Design: 5468796 Architecture Inc
Centre Village Winnipeg
picture from architects
Centre Village Winnipeg

Habitat 67, Montreal, Quebec
Moshe Safdie, Architect
Habitat 67
photo © Timothy Hursley
Habitat 67 Buildings

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