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The Summit

Subtle details enhance minimalist design

Intended to be experienced as a whole – subtlety is key in this contemporary design. The simple palette, limited dramatic features and attention to fine details bring it all together.




3520 sq.ft.


  • 69% more energy efficient than standard home
  • Extremely air tight (0.67 air changes per hour)
  • Elevator
  • Barrier free shower access
  • Courtyard

Built Better

  • Building Envelope
  • Solar Electric Systems (Photovoltaic)
  • Reducing Environmental Footprint
  • Enhanced Home Protection
  • Healthy Homes


The Plan

Aging in place was a major consideration for the Summit. The goal was to build a refined, contemporary home that could serve as a forever home, regardless of age or physical ability. Due to the size of the property, a two storey design was chosen. Easy access to all levels and the garage was a necessity. This had to be achieved within the mature neighbourhood development rules.

Balancing the need for abundant natural light with the need for privacy and energy efficiency was a further challenge in the planning stage. 

The Build

A pristine white palette with simple, luxurious finishes create a clean, modern feel. Floor to ceiling windows bathe the home in natural light while motorized silhouette blinds provide privacy. 

The carefully planned layout optimizes a limited building pocket, while considering the city’s rigorous infill regulations with respect to height and setbacks.

Aging in place was considered throughout the entire design. A low main floor provides a comfortable connection and barrier free access between indoor living spaces and outdoor courtyard.​ An elevator provides easy access to the second level and basement while a curbless shower is accessible for all abilities. Easy access from the attached garage, with room for a future wheelchair ramp, further support aging in place.

Beautiful and Energy Efficient

The Summit is 68% more energy efficient than a standard house of similar size. 27 solar panels make up a 8.25kW solar electric system on the roof. This provides clean energy to power the majority of the electricity needs. 

ICF foundation with high performance HP+ wall system offers premium air-tight performance with no thermal bridging.  

Tilt & Turn windows offer superior airtightness with locking rubber seals and minimal temperature transference.  

A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) brings fresh air into air-tight home in an efficient manner.

Priority was given to earth-friendly materials. All maple hardwood is certified as sustainably harvested by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

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