Nestled amid towering oak trees, House on the Bluffs is an impressive modern residence designed by Toronto-based studio Taylor Smyth Architects in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. The stucco-box home was mostly developed vertically and is structured on two levels, each defined by spectacular glass additions. According to the architects, the modest budget required a rigorous approach to cost saving measures: “the wood framing was built using a panelized construction system from a local Ontario company. All floor, wall and roof components were prefabricated, then shipped to and assembled on site. The advantages included a significantly stronger structure, less waste and energy use and quicker installation (less than half the time compared to traditional methods) which resulted in approximately $10,000 of savings; the existing foundations and basement walls were re-used, saving several weeks of construction time; and Algonquin stone, left over from another job site, was salvaged for the feature walls and exterior walkways“. The project has a total surface of 2300 square feet and was designed in connection to its reach environment, ensuring that every room has a different experience with the lake and green landscape-enjoy the views!
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