Ottawa-based studio Christopher Simmonds Architect recently completed their project call Ivy Crescent, an architectural beauty that quickly caught the attention of the neighbourhood. The house is a two-story building located in New Edinburgh, Ottawa.
Soon after its completion it was also awarded the New Edinburgh Heritage and Development “B.R.I.C.K.” (Burgh Renovation Improvement and Construction Kudos) Award for best new build in the community, in October 2012.
The linear composition of this house and site is interrupted by the volumes of lightwells, stairs and courtyard. The resulting interpenetration of views, light and space along the south side of the home result in strong indoor outdoor connections.
Heated exposed concrete floors ensure comfort in the presence of large glazed areas. Cabinetry in matte white lacquer and stained ash veneer flow through the interconnected kitchen, living and dining spaces. Reclaimed white oak boards clad the exterior volumes.
Photos by: Doublespace Photography