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Canadian Houses : Residences

Key Contemporary Residential Architecture Developments in Canada, North America

post updated 6 July 2024

Canada Architecture Design – chronological list

Houses in Canada

18 June 2024
De la Descente House, Ogden, Québec
Architects: Matière Première Architecture
De la Descente House Québec Canada
photo : Maxime Brouillet
De la Descente House, Québec
Located on the western shore of Lake Memphremagog, near the village of Ogden in Quebec’s Eastern Townships region, the De la Descente project unfolds in a steeply sloping context, ending in a rocky cliff bordering the lake.

21 June 2024
Forest Retreat, Caledon, Ontario
Architecture: Kariouk Architects
Forest Retreat Caledon Ontario property
photo : Scott Norsworthy
Forest Retreat, Caledon, Ontario property
Kariouk Architects presents its new project, Forest Retreat, a family retreat located in the heart of the Ontarian forest, designed to meet programmatic requirements while connecting to its environment.

9 June 2024
Berges Grises, Chicoutimi, Québec
Architects: Matière Première Architecture
Berges Grises House Québec Canada
photo : Ian Balmorel
Berges Grises House, Québec, Canada
Matière Première Architecture unveils Berges Grises, a unique architectural dwelling nestled in the picturesque Saguenay region of Quebec. This project showcases a subtle blend of architectural tectonic, ecological consciousness, and warm design, striking a harmonious balance with the natural landscape of the Fjord-du-Saguenay.

4 May 2024
Shift House, North York, Ontario
Architects: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Shift House North York Ontario property
photo © Shai Gil
Shift House, North York, Ontario property
In Toronto’s postwar neighbourhoods, modest bungalows are being replaced by faux-historical mansions. Standing in bold contrast is Shift House by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design.

26 May 2024
Maison Shefford, Shefford, Québec
Architects: MXMA Architecture & Design and Catlin Stothers Design
Maison Shefford Québec Canada
photo : Nanne Springer
Maison Shefford, Québec, Canada property
MXMA Architecture & Design and Catlin Stothers Design are proud to present Maison Shefford, a project in which these two Montreal firms have combined their creative talents in architecture and interior design to create a unique living space. Nestled atop Mont Shefford in the Eastern Townships, this residence embodies a perfect balance between urban sophistication and integration with the surrounding nature.

23 April 2024
Résidence de la Promenade, Québec City
Architectes: LemayMichaud
photo : Jessy Bernier
Résidence de la Promenade, Québec City, Canada
Nestled atop a rocky cliff, the Résidence de la Promenade offers breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the bridges of Quebec City, LemayMichaud introduces a single-family home providing its residents with an exceptional living environment, where the exterior and interior seamlessly blend.

13 April 2024
Des Cimes Residence, Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Québec
Architectes: Patriarche
Des Cimes Residence Québec Canada
photo : Patriarche
Des Cimes Residence, Québec
Des Cimes Residence is nestled in Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Quebec, this secondary residence designed by Patriarche embodies a fusion of contemporary aesthetics and the eternal charm of its surrounding nature.

11 April 2024
Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, Coquitlam, BC
Architects: Parkin Architects
Red Fish Healing Centre BC Canada
photo : Parkin Architects
Rustic Grade House, Mandeville, Québec
Designed by Parkin Architects, Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction in Coquitlam, BC, Canada, won the Gold Award for Urban Design & Architecture Design in 2022.

5 April 2024
Rustic Grade, Mandeville, Québec
Architecte: Maurice Martel architecte
Rustic Grade House Mandeville Québec
photo : Adrien Williams
Rustic Grade House, Mandeville, Québec
Nestled in the tranquil haven of a lush forest, and bordered by a river, Rustic Grade is a south-facing chalet initially envisioned as the ideal mini-home to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life in the outside world.

2 April 2024
2030 Project, Ontario
Architecture: SMPL Design Studio
2030 Project Oakville Ontario property
photo : Craft Architecture Photography & Video
2030 Project, Oakville, Ontario property
A strong set of forms clad in two opposing materials, which come together to create a stunning and unique single-family home that was built with passive home standards at the forefront of its roots.

6 March 2024
Alizé Residence, Wentworth-Nord, Quebec
Design: Atelier BOOM-TOWN
Alizé Residence Wentworth-Nord Quebec
photo : Raphaël Thibodeau
Alizé Residence, Wentworth-Nord, Quebec
Atelier BOOM-TOWN presents Alizé Residence, perched on one of the many peaks of the Lac Saint-Victor estate in Wentwoth-Nord, Quebec, Canada. The Alizé residence clings to a cliff to better project itself towards the horizon, braving the winds and framing the landscape through its numerous visual openings.

29 February 2024
Chalet Papillon, Wentworth-Nord, Quebec, Canada
Design: RobitailleCurtis
Chalet Papillon Wentworth-Nord Quebec
photo : Adrien Williams
Chalet Papillon
RobitailleCurtis proudly introduces Chalet Papillon, nestled in the picturesque Laurentian Mountains, north of Montréal. The chalet is perched high above Lac Notre-Dame and was designed as a rural getaway for a young family and their friends. The master plan for the property was initially completed in 2017 and, after a pause, the clients returned (with two more children to accommodate) in spring 2020, ready to proceed.

27 February 2024
Residence Chez Léon, Charlevoix, Québec
Architecte: Quinzhee Architecture
Residence Chez Léon Charlevoix Québec
photo : Adrien Williams
Residence Chez Léon, Charlevoix, Québec
Located on a sloping, wooded plot of land in Charlevoix, Quebec, the Residence Chez Léon, designed by Quinzhee Architecture, rises on stilts to reach the tops of the trees, thus enjoying views of the St. Lawrence River.

23 February 2024
Contemporary Vista, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Architect: SMPL Design Studio
Contemporary Vista Oakhill Ontario
photo : Sting Media
Contemporary Vista, Oakhill, Ontario property
Contemporary Vista is situated in the ever-popular Oakhill neighborhood of Ancaster bordering Dundas Valley lies the epitome of contemporary living in Canada. The client was seeking a modern front elevation so the massing features two bands of white ACM paneling suspended by floor to ceiling glass, slatted composite wood siding, white brick anchored by a vertical concrete feature wall.

21 February 2024
Rockbound House, Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, northeast Canada
Design: Omar Gandhi Architects
Rockbound House Musquodoboit Harbour Nova Scotia
photo : Ema Peter Photography
Rockbound House, Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia
Omar Gandhi Architects introduce Rockbound, a house that emerges from rocky terrain mirroring the contours of its Atlantic coastline.

17 February 2024
Territoire Charlevoix, La Malbaie, Québec
Architecte: Atelier L’Abri
Territoire Charlevoix La Malbaie Québec cabin
photo : Raphaël Thibodeau
Territoire Charlevoix, La Malbaie, Québec cabin
Atelier L’Abri introduces Territoire Charlevoix, a singular concept of experiential camping set in the Canadian wilderness. The vast forest site is located inland between La Malbaie and Baie-Saint-Paul. The remote location offers spectacular panoramic views of the magnificent Charlevoix region of Quebec and its infinite landscape.

4 February 2024
Kanata Cabin, Mont-Tremblant, Québec
Design: Atelier L’Abri
Kanata Cabin, Mont-Tremblant Canada
photo : Raphaël Thibodeau
Kanata Cabin, Mont-Tremblant
Atelier L’Abri presents Kanata Cabin, a silver-clad house distinguished by its simplicity and elegance amidst the forested hills of the Canadian Laurentians.

28 January 2024
Passive Dream Home, Dundas, Ontario
Architecture office: SMPL Design Studio
Passive Dream Home Ontario Canada
photo : Simon Tingle
Passive Dream Home Ontario, Canada property
Weirs Lane is SMPL Design Studio’s poster project for how they envision the new work from home era. The clients on the Passive Dream Home project are business owners in the creative industry.

10 January 2024
Veil House, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Design: 5468796 Architecture
Veil House Winnipeg Manitoba residence
photo : James Brittain
Veil House
Veil House by 5468796 Architecture recently won an award in the “Completed Buildings – House & Villa” category at the World Architecture Festival 2023 in Singapore, selected from 18 shortlisted candidates from all corners of the globe.

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 Houses

Contemporary Canadian Residences in 2023 – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Updated 21 Dec 2023
Columbia River Valley Lookout, Kootenay Mountain Range, British Columbia
Architects: Twobytwo Architecture Studio
Columbia River Valley Lookout Kootenay Mountains BC
photo : Hayden Pattullo
Columbia River Valley Lookout, Kootenay Mountains, BC
The Columbia River Valley Lookout is nestled away in the Kootenay mountain range, this compact ski cabin aims at connecting family members to each other and to the unbound natural landscape that surrounds it.

16 September 2023
Courtyard Residence, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Design: Secter Architecture + Design
Courtyard Residence Winnipeg Manitoba
photo : Lindsay Reid
Courtyard Residence, Winnipeg
Courtyard Residence is a contemporary single-family home organized around a series of four courtyards and consists of various indoor/outdoor living spaces to provide the residence both privacy and shade.

Muskoka Residence Ontario

Muskoka Cottage Ontario, Canada home

Chester House, Nova Scotia Property

Cherry Valley House, Prince Edward County

Maison Melba, Frelighsburg, Québec Passive House

25 May 2023
Dyptique, Stanstead, Québec
Design: Matière Première Architecture
Dyptique House Stanstead Québec
photo : Ian Balmorel
Dyptique House, Stanstead, Québec
Situated within the rolling hills of Quebec’s Eastern Townships, the Dyptique project is located in the quaint town of Stanstead. The setting is immersed in natural charm, offering striking views of the encompassing landscape and serving as a peaceful haven.

4 May 2023
Des Forges Residence, Boulevard des Forges area, Mauricie, Québec
Design: Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects
Des Forges Residence Mauricie Québec
photo : Adrien Williams
Des Forges Residence, Mauricie, Québec
This project reflects a powerful creative vision that respects the cultural heritage of the Boulevard des Forges area and its physical constraints. Inspired by a narrative that calls on nature and culture, in which tales and legends have been fed by the surrounding natural setting that follows the meandering St. Maurice River, the project itself becomes a work of art articulated around the site’s own attributes.

8 May 2023
House on Lake Arthur,, Notre-Dame-De-La-Merci, Lanaudiere, Quebec
Design: Ghoche Architecte
House on Lake Arthur Québec Canada
photo : Maxime Brouillet
House on Lake Arthur, Québec
Discovered in 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the land located on a peaceful lake in Lanaudière was its owner’s ideal location to build their cottage. Ghoche architecte was commissioned to design the project and to oversee the construction, which was completed in May 2022.

Apr 4, 2023
Esplanade PVM, Montréal, Québec
Architects: Sid Lee Architecture and Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes
Esplanade PVM, Montreal Quebec
photo : David Boyer
Esplanade PVM, Quebec

31 Mar 2023
Billie le Kid, Montréal, Québec
Studio: Vives St-Laurent
Billie Le Kid Boutique

16 Mar 2023
Oakhill House, Bromont, Québec
Architects: Matière Première Architecture
Oakhill House Bromont Montreal
photo : Ian Balmorel
Oakhill House Bromont, Montréal

28 Mar 2023
West Vancouver house, British Columbia
Design: KOArchitecture
West Vancouver Residence British Columbia Canada
photo : Sozinho Imagery
West Vancouver Residence, British Columbia

28 Mar 2023
La Tierce House, La Tierce Laurentides, Quebec
Design: Atelier BOOM-TOWN
La Tierce House Laurentides Quebec - Canadian Houses
photo : Raphaël Thibodeau
La Tierce House, Laurentides, Quebec
Taking advantage of a site on the edge of a Laurentian lake, this residence is anchored and embedded on a sloping lot. The deployment of the volumes allows for a varied relationship with the landscape, offering panoramic and plunging views of the lake, as well as interesting views of a tree, a wooded area, or the rocky cliff.

26 Mar 2023
Devils Glen, Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
Design: StudioAC
Devils Glen Cabin Bruce Peninsula Ontario - Canadian Houses
photo : Felix Michaud
Devils Glen Cabin, Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
Devils Glen is located on the Bruce Peninsula, a few hours north of Toronto. The design process began with an on-site picnic, where a discussion focused more on the natural elements of the site rather than the building.

20 Mar 2023
Little Dipper, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario
Little Dipper Cabin Muskoka Lakes Ontario
photo : Great lake studio
Little Dipper Cabin, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario
A small rustic cabin on a rugged lakefront site in Muskoka, Little Dipper has a single goal in mind: to transport visitors into an immersive wilderness experience, drawing upon the property’s full range of natural features.

13 Mar 2023
Les Pointes Residence, Saint-Donat, Quebec
Architects: Ghoche architecte
Les Pointes Residence Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm Canada
photo : Maxime Brouillet
Les Pointes Residence, Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm
The Les Pointes Residence, a new construction recently completed by Ghoche architecte, is located at the end of a peninsula on the shores of Lake Archambault, in Saint-Donat, Quebec, Canada.

10 Mar 2023
CAPO, Baie-Saint-Paul, Charlevoix region, Quebec
Architects: AtelierCarle
CAPO House Baie-Saint-Paul Canada
photo : James Brittain
CAPO House, Baie-Saint-Paul
This contemporary Quebec property proposes an architectural approach that privileges the body’s movements in space. The residence roots itself in the site’s specific quality: a rocky cliff, perilous and at the limits of habitability.

8 Mar 2023
Scarcliffe Cottage, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario
Design: Altius Group of Companies
Scarcliffe Cottage on the Muskoka Lakes Ontario
photo : John Doe
Scarcliffe Cottage on the Muskoka Lakes, Ontario
Like all of Altius’ waterfront projects, the design team strived to have the dominant elevations settle quietly into the surrounding landscape. The Scarcliffe Cottage was built on terraced foundations clad in granite that appear to grow out of the natural shoreline.

22 Feb 2023
Empire House, Rothesay, New Brunswick, eastern Canada
Design: Woodford Architecture
Empire House St. Johns Newfoundland - Canadian Houses
photo : Jane Brokenshire
Empire House, St. John’s, Newfoundland
Tucked away on the edge of St. John’s historic downtown core, Empire House overlooks one of the city’s oldest cemeteries. The home is formally comprised of a series of overlapping rectangular masses creating both a highly contemporary form and a variation of interconnected spatial characteristics within the interior, ranging from intimate nooks to grand double-height spaces.

11 Feb 2023
Yeats House, Richmond
Architects: BLA Design Group
Yeats House Richmond British Columbia - Canadian Houses
photo : Andrew Latreille
Yeats House, Richmond, British Columbia
BLA Design Group creates Yeats House, a modern barn house featuring an incredible atrium space which encourages activity and connectivity for a young family in Richmond.

10 Feb 2023
The Break Residence, Saint-Hyppolite, Quebec
Architects: MU Architecture
The Break House Saint-Hyppolite Quebec
photo : Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard
The Break House, Saint-Hyppolite, Quebec
Built on the shore of Lake Revdor, in Quebec’s Laurentians region, The Break Residence reveals different faces, depending on whether it is discovered from the water or the ground. Encapsulating the idea of “home,” this luxurious residence aids in fulfilling a man’s wish to build his final home on the land of his ancestors.

8 Feb 2023
Prince-Phillip House, Outremont, Quebec
Architects: MXMA Architecture & Design
Prince-Phillip House Outremont Québec
photo : doublespace photography
Prince-Phillip House, Outremont, Québec
In 2021, MXMA Architecture & Design completed a renovation of the Prince-Phillip House, a typical 1960s house that had already been enhanced by a contemporary addition. The main challenge of this project was to blend the architectural languages of two different eras in order to create a coherent, elegant, and well-integrated ensemble in its environment.

23 Jan 2023
S-pace 1628 Residence and Office, Magog, Quebec

19 Jan 2023
Hickson Residence, Saint-lambert, Québec
Architect: Mrdk
Hickson Residence Saint-lambert Québec - Canadian Houses
photo : David Dworkind
Hickson Residence, Saint-lambert, Québec
When a young family of three found out they were soon going to be four, they decided that it was time to look for a bigger home. They fell in love with the charm of a house on Montreal’s south shore designed by the architect Frank McGrath in 1981 but it was in need of a major renovation.

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Canadian Houses in 2022

16 Dec 2022
La Cadrée Perchée, Lanaudière, Québec
Architects: L’Empreinte Design Architecture
La Cadrée Perchée Morin-Heights Quebec - Canadian Houses
photo : Pier-Olivier Lepage
La Cadrée Perchée, Morin-Heights, Quebec
With La Cadrée Perchée, L’Empreinte Design Architecture offers constant interaction with the outdoors through a home that reflects light and frames a wild, rejuvenating, and inspiring environment. As a demonstration of symbiosis with nature, this achievement reflects the benefits of architecture on the well-being and mental health of users.

14 Dec 2022
Apple Tree House, Lanaudière, Québec
Architect: ACDF Architecture
Apple Tree House Lanaudière Quebec
photo : Adrien Williams
Apple Tree House, Lanaudière, Quebec
ACDF Architecture, a progressive Canadian firm internationally recognized for designing a new generation of meaningful and impactful buildings, is proud to unveil the Apple Tree House, a family retreat located in the heart of Quebec’s Lanaudière region. On a private lot engulfed by dense boreal forest, the single-story glass house epitomizes ACDF’s sensitive architectural approach to fostering human connections with nature.

13 Dec 2022
Lime Kiln Croft, Ontario
Architecture: Solares Architecture
Lime Kiln Croft Ontario - Canadian Houses
photo : Nanne Springer
Lime Kiln Croft, Ontario
The key goals for this budget-conscious design were to create a highly energy efficient and low-carbon home, provide ample space to pursue hobbies, accommodate visiting family and friends, and enable our clients to age-in-place. In addition, the house is designed to “follow the light” such that each space is adorned with sunlight at precisely the time of day it is most used.

Maison Denison, Québec

Schnee-Eule Chalet, Morin-Heights, Quebec

2 Dec 2022
Memphremagog Lake Residence, Magog, Quebec
Design: MU Architecture
Memphremagog Lake Residence Quebec Home - Canadian Houses
photo : Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard
Memphremagog Lake Residence, Quebec Home
Located on the shores of prestigious Lake Memphremagog, in the Eastern Townships Region of Quebec, the Memphremagog Lake Residence sits atop the lake’s steep shores, projecting itself onto a peaceful bay and providing impressive views of the surrounding environment.

2 Dec 2022
Farouche Tremblant, Lac-Supérieur, Québec
Design: Atelier L’Abri
Farouche Tremblant Quebec Farm and Cabins
photo : Raphaël Thibodeau
Farouche Tremblant, Quebec Farm and Cabins
Farouche Tremblant is set against Mont-Tremblant National Park, and nestled within the Devil’s River valley, the Farouche agrotourism site offers a singular and unique concept for the Laurentians region of Quebec. Making the most of the natural and untamed qualities of the territory of almost one hundred acres, the project combines a Nordic farm, a café-bar, four-season micro-refuges, and an outdoor basecamp.

26 Nov 2022
Ancient Cedars Residence, Victoria, British Columbia
Design: Openspace Architecture
Ancient Cedars Residence British Columbia
photo : Ema Peter Photography
Ancient Cedars Residence, British Columbia
Nestled into a cliff and backing onto a forest, Ancient Cedars Residence turns its attention inward to a warm and inviting interior. A rich textured material pallet creates a sense of depth and history.

24 Nov 2022
Vista House, Victoria, British Columbia
Design: Forma Design
Vista House Victoria British Columbia
photo : Ema Peter Photography
Vista House, Victoria British Columbia
Vista House appears to float above its steep rocky site. The generously wide property allows for a long linear floorplate that capitalizes on the expansive ocean views.

17 Nov 2022
Link House, Nova Scotia, north east Canada
Design: Habit Studio
Link House Nova Scotia - Canadian Houses
photo : Janet Kimber
Link House, Nova Scotia
On the surface, the Link House a 5,000 sqft, 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom passive house gets its moniker from the central breezeway that seamlessly connects the public and private wings. But it goes deeper. Link also exemplifies the past and present connections to the land and the soaring open concept public living space for making memories with loved ones.

6 Nov 2022
Shefford House, Shefford, Quebec
Design: Atelier BOOM-TOWN
Shefford House Quebec Canada
photo : Raphaël Thibodeau
Shefford House, Quebec
Nestled on the south side of Mount Shefford (Québec, Canada), the Shefford House is divided into three main volumes that follow the curves of the land. The volume that is slightly embedded in the mountain, on the rear façade, houses a ceramic workshop and a garage.

29 Oct 2022
MEV, Laurentides, Quebec
Design: Studio Jean Verville architectes
MEV Laurentides Quebec - Canadian Houses
photo : Maxime Brouillet
MEV, Laurentides, Quebec
Seduced by the photographic narration illustrating the projects of Studio Jean Verville, two admirable eccentrics, passionate about art and Italian design of the 80s, invited him to design their refuge in the forest. The objective is to host their daily lives with a whimsical energy, a challenge in absolute cohesion with the disruptive approach of the Studio.

29 Aug 2022
ROLO, Morin-Heights, Québec
Design: Alain Carle Architecte
ROLO Cottage Morin-Heights Quebec - Canadian Houses
photo : Félix Michaud
ROLO Cottage, Morin-Heights, Quebec
In a natural setting at the limits of constructability, ROLO offers a landscape approach to an architectural project. Located in the Laurentian region of Quebec, and situated on a steep slope, the property is characterized by large, rocky outcrops and offers clear views of the Laurentian horizon.

2 Sep 2022
Nordic Retreat, Calgary, Alberta
Architects: Alloy Homes Incorporated
Nordic Retreat Calgary Alberta
photo : Joel Klassen
Nordic Retreat, Calgary, Alberta
The Nordic Retreat is a Scandinavian-inspired family home clad in warm organic materials, with large, high-performance windows that open to the tree lined streetscape and private back yard. The massing of the home is broken down using a series of striking cut-outs and deep shadow lines detailing designed to respect the architectural rhythms on the adjacent heritage homes.

25 Jun 2022
MI-1 Residence, Laval, southwestern Quebec – north of Montreal
Architects: Dupont Blouin
MI-1 Residence Laval Quebec
photograph : Olivier Blouin
MI-1 Residence, Laval, Quebec
MI-1 is the first part of a triptych of three family homes along the Mille-Îles River in Laval. This first house, the brightest of the three, is clad in white bricks on which the seasons are painted, giving it a unique character in the neighborhood.

24 Jun 2022
MI-2 Residence, Laval, Quebec
Architects: Dupont Blouin
MI-2 Residence Laval Quebec
photo : Olivier Blouin
MI-2 Residence, Laval, Quebec
Three houses are built in brick, and this one, with its light grey color, is chromatically placed in the center. Its set of champagne-colored metal roof slopes and its dynamic claustra infuse bold character into the neighborhood.

28 May 2022
Shelter on a Rock, Racine, Québec
Design: ESPACE VITAL architecture
Shelter on a Rock in Racine Quebec
photo : Stéphane Lemire
Shelter on a Rock in Racine, Québec
Characterized by an impressive overhang, the flow of interior and exterior spaces and the creative use of a double ground level, the project draws its roots in the work of the modernist architect Richard Neutra who shaped the built environment in the Californian desert.

13 May 2022
The Lantern, Val-Morin, Qc
Architect: MU Architecture
The Lantern Val-Morin Québec
photo : Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard
The Lantern, Val-Morin, Québec
Nestled in Quebec’s Laurentian forest, The Lantern residence is a composition of volumes with soothing and balanced proportions which, on winter nights, sparkles through the woods like a guiding lantern. The architectural structure, facing a large mountain and a beautiful lake, is spread across three levels, totaling 4,500 sqft (420 sqm).

21 Mar 2022
Sommerhus, Mulmur, Ontario
Sommerhus Mulmur Ontario
photo : Scott Norsworthy
Sommerhus, Mulmur Ontario
Located on a spacious farmstead in Mulmur, Ontario is a collection of homes owned by our clients’ tight-knit extended family. Year-round, the beautiful rural property acts as a family gathering place for vacations, celebrations, and quiet moments alike.

16 Mar 2022
Trinity Bellwoods Laneway House, Ontario
Architecture: Solares Architecture
Trinity Bellwoods Laneway House Ontario
photo : Nanne Springer
Trinity Bellwoods Laneway House, Ontario
The Trinity Bellwoods Laneway House is a beautiful example of how generosity and vision can lead to the creation of a modern home nestled in an urban laneway. The vision came from a young urban couple, before the City of Toronto released its laneway house program.

14 Mar 2022
Sinatra Cabana, Vaughan, Ontario
Architecture: Frank Franco Architects
Sinatra Cabana Vaughan Ontario
photo : Bob Gundu
Sinatra Cabana, Vaughan Ontario
Frank Franco Architect’s was commissioned to design the Sinatra Cabana as part of a landscape master plan. The clients, who play host to many summer gatherings, wanted a sophisticated space that complimented their newly renovated home, yet suited their casual lifestyle.

10 Mar 2022
Fluid Connections Residence, Brome Lake, Quebec
Design: MUUK Architecture
Fluid Connections Residence Brome Lake Quebec
photo : Nanne Springer
Fluid Connections Residence, Brome Lake
The Fluid Connections Residence designed by Muuk Architecture, is located on an enchanting site on the edge of Brome Lake in southern Quebec. Built-in place of an old chalet on the tip of Cedar Bay, the clean and sober lines of the new residence highlight the surrounding nature.

7 Mar 2022
La Papillon Residence, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Québec
Architect: Luc Plante architecture + design
La Papillon Residence Mont-Saint-Hilaire Québec
photo : Raphaël Thibodeau
La Papillon Residence, Mont-Saint-Hilaire Québec
The spectacular transformation of the La Papillon Residence makes it easy to forget its modest origins. Its assertive form, which leaves no one indifferent, sets the house gracefully apart from its neighbours.

3 Mar 2022
Big Sky Retreat, Lake Simcoe, Ontario

11 Feb 2022
Butternut House, Gatineau Québec

18 Jan 2022
Albers House, Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
Albers House Scarborough Ontario
photo : Borzu Talaie
Albers House in Scarborough, Ontario

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Canadian Houses 2021

18 Nov 2021
Oka Chalet, Lac des Deux-Montagnes Québec

13 Nov 2021
Two Rocks House, Wolfville Nova Scotia

29 Oct 2021
J Residence, Windsor, Ontario Home

17 Oct 2021
Gallery House, Rothesay New Brunswick

13 Oct 2021
Lake Brome Residence, Southern Eastern Townships

21 Sep 2021
Forest Glamp, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Nova Scotia
Design: Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes
Forest Glamp, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François
photography : Adrien Williams + Maxime Brouillet
Forest Glamp, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François
Meters away from some of Québec’s most spectacular landscapes is an unusual new glamping project. Reflection is the work of Québec-based Bourgeois Lechasseur / architects, who have developed a highly versatile approach to get-away rentals. They first experimented with the luxurious Charlevoix Domes, followed by the slightly nostalgic Cabin A. Reflection, their latest endeavor, is a set of two resolutely contemporary cabins in the woods.

16 Sep 2021
Out(side)In House, Scarborough Bluffs, Ontario
Architecture: Atelier RZLBD
Out(side)In House Scarborough Bluffs Ontario
photograph : Borzu Talaie
Out(side)In House in Ontario
As nature seeps through a crack of a stone, or as from a wound of one’s heart blooms a new, unforeseen joy and peace, a nameless empty room becomes a sanctuary, a small universe, whereone’s soul can truly rest. Located near Scarborough Bluffs, the panoramic horizon of Lake Ontario, Out(side)In House offers a void that leads the inhabitants to see the inner horizon, suggesting life inits deeper meaning.

Sep 17, 2021
Kennebec Lakehouse, Arden, Ontario
Design: Zerafa Studio Llc.
Kennebec Lakehouse Arden, Ontario rural home
photo : Tom Arban
Kennebec Lakehouse in Ontario
Kennebec Lakehouse is a year-round vacation home located on Kennebec Lake, a finger-lake in Arden Ontario. The 2.8 acre site is defined by its dramatic topography, sloping down from the roadway to Kennebec Lake from south to north.

Aug 5, 2021
Saltbox Passive House, Bromont, Québec
Design: Atelier L’Abri
Saltbox Passive House Bromont
photo : Raphaël Thibodeau
Saltbox Passive House, Bromont
The Saltbox Passive House is a primary residence designed for a family of four and built on the southern flank of Mont Gale in Bromont, in the Eastern Townships. The 3,100 sq. ft. single-family home, built on three levels, sits in a meadow at the edge of a wooded, protected area on a 2.5-acre lot.

23 Jul 2021
The Monocular, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia
Design: RHAD Architects
Monocular House Chester Basin
photo : Julian Parkinson
Monocular House, Chester Basin
The Monocular was designed to choreograph one’s experience of the dramatic waterfront site. Thus, it was treated as a Monocular, framing the view of the Basin beyond.

22 Jun 2021
Lake of Bays Cottage, Lambton Shores, Ontario
Architecture: Altius Architecture
Lake of Bays Cottage Muskoka Ontario
photograph : Greg Van Riel Photography
Lake of Bays Cottage, Muskoka, Ontario
A longtime client of Altius, the owners of this residence started looking for a cottage home in 2007. After four years exploring Ontario cottage country, they purchased Lake of Bays Cottage from a colleague but immediately began to doubt their decision. However, this doubt quickly melted away after they had spent their first summer there.

8 Apr 2021
Black Point Residence, Black Point, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Design: Peter Braithwaite Studio
Black Point Residence Halifax Nova Scotia
photograph : Yurii Suhov
Black Point Residence, Halifax, Nova Scotia
This expansive Black Point Residence was designed for a retired couple looking for a summer home where their extended family could all gather and spend time together. Located in the harsh climate of the Northumberland Strait in Black Point, Nova Scotia, the architectural design pushes the limit of maritime vernacular seaside fishing and boat sheds.

1 Apr 2021
Kahshe Lake Cottage, The Muskoka Region, Ontario
Architects: Solares Architecture
Canadian Houses - Kahshe Lake Cottage Muskoka
photograph : Nanne Springer
Kahshe Lake Cottage, Muskoka Region
The story of Kahshe Lake Cottage started in 1987, when architect Tom Knezic’s parents bought the water-access property and built a small bunkie as a temporary shelter. Their goal was to then design and build their dream family cottage. When the 1989 recession hit, their plans went on hold.

Mar 29, 2021
MTR Residence, Mont-Tremblant
Design: Alain Carle Architect
Canadian Houses - MTR Residence, Mont-Tremblant
photograph : Félix Michaud
MTR Residence, Mont-Tremblant Québec
Located on Lac Tremblant, one of Québec’s most highly esteemed lakes, the site presented features as spectacular as they were restrictive. Very steep terrain and high rock cliffs allowed few options for implementation or traffic on the site. A very large flat rock cap on the edge of the lake was chosen as “level 0” and allowed creation of the MTR Residence project’s anchoring identity.

4 Apr, 2021
Elm House, Tupper School District, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Design: Peter Braithwaite Studio
Canadian Houses - Elm House Halifax
photo : Julian Parkinson
Elm House, Halifax Home, Nova Scotia
This house displayed great potential for the young family who had recently purchased the property. Over the decades, this residence had been the subject of a number of poorly executed renovations.

14 Apr 2021
Sandy Cove House, Digby, southwestern Nova Scotia
Design: Habit Studio with houdinidesign Architects
Sandy Cove House Nova Scotia
photo : Bridget Havercroft
Sandy Cove House in Nova Scotia
Sandy Cove House is a large two-storey timber frame house that reflects the form and layout of a traditional Nova Scotia barn. The client, who was inhabiting only the second floor, wanted to transform the main level from a garage and utility room into valuable living space.

13 Mar 2021
Smith Bay House, Prince Edward County, Southern Ontario
Design: Solares Architecture
Canadian Houses - Smith Bay House Ontario
photo : Nanne Springer
Smith Bay House, Prince Edward County
Smith Bay House, located on a flat stretch of land just a stone’s throw from the water, is an embodiment of serenity and style. A young Toronto family dreamed of a new sustainable home in the countryside, and Smith Bay House delivers that getaway.

25 Feb 2021
Yakisugi House, Calgary, Alberta
Architects: Alloy Homes Incorporated
Yakisugi House Calgary
photo : Joel Klassen
Yakisugi House, Calgary Property

4 Feb 2021
Gouldburn Modern, Ottawa
Design: Shean Architects
Gouldburn Modern House Ottawa
photo : Younes Bounhar – Doublespace Photography
Gouldburn Modern House, Ottawa
The Gouldburn Modern displays a harmony between new and old, where an addition at both the front and the rear offer a creative way to emphasize the connection of traditional form and modern materiality. The interior of the home was renovated utilizing a clean and pure palette to brighten the home.

12 Jan 2021
Fold House, Southern Ontario
Architect: PARTISANS
Fold House Hamilton
photograph : PARTISANS
Fold House, Hamilton, Ontario
Fold House is a residential property in Hamilton, Ontario that “folds” into the contours of a hillside through its undulating wood and steel structure. The two-story residence is concealed through the land’s topography with the pool pavilion nestled into the lower part of the hill and features an eighty foot long by ten foot tall sliding glass facade that provides sweeping views from a burrowed vantage point.

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16 Dec 2020
Lambton Farmhouse, Lambton Shores, Ontario
Architecture: Shean Architects
Canadian Houses - Lambton Farmhouse Ontario
photograph : Chris Berg
Lambton Farmhouse, Ontario
Lambton Farmhouse is located in the fields of Southern Ontario, sits a modern farmhouse. The form takes influence from the gradual slopes that the surrounding landscape forms. Tiered levels offer optimal views of the exterior, where large windows are placed to allow for natural light to enter many sides of each space within.

8 Dec 2020
Le Littoral, La Malbaie, Québec
Design: Architecture49
Le Littoral Residence la Malbaie
photo : Stéphane Brügger
Le Littoral Residence, La Malbaie
A couple passionate about gastronomy and great lovers of Charlevoix dreamed of designing a contemporary residence in this exceptional natural setting. This was to both enjoy a pied-à-terre in the region, but also to create a high-end tourist home where families, friends, or colleagues could gather.

26 Nov, 2020
Maison Koya, Saint-Sauveur
Design: Alain Carle Architecte
Canadian Houses - Maison Koya Saint Sauveur
photo : Raphael Thibodeau
Maison Koya, Saint-Sauveur
The Maison Koya site is part of a real estate development on the approaches to the town of Saint-Sauveur in the Laurentians. This area is in Montréal’s second ring of outlying communities, where the occupants have chosen to settle to combine a lifestyle in a natural setting (in the mountains) with the conveniences of a small regional town.

18 Nov 2020
Double Header House , Victoria, British Columbia
Design: D’Arcy Jones Architects
Double Header House Victoria BC
photo © Sama Jim Canzian
Double Header House, Victoria, BC
Double Header House was designed to be both open and private, while bold and modest. This single building has two units. Designed for three generations to live side-by-side, the units are separated by interlocking private courtyards, a common stair and air-locks.

17 Nov 2020
Forest House I, Bolton-Est, Eastern Townships, QC
Design: Natalie Dionne Architecture
Canadian Houses - 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

24 Apr 2020
La Frangine Residence Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury

22 Apr 2020
Lakeside Cabin in Lac-Brome, Quebec

31 Mar 2020
Ravine House near Don River Watershed

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
Canadian Houses - 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.

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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

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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.

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