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February 18, 2012

Archi Blog

Situated on 3.5 acres of beautifully naturally treed landscape property, northeast of the City of Ottawa, this residence is designed for a professional couple with three pre-teen kids.

The site being somewhat near the Ottawa River caused the area’s water table to be high resulting that houses there had to have their basements above the table as well as equipped with emergency sump pumps. My clients, my brother Richard and his wife Danielle and I, planned that the house should be set back from the road allowing privacy but not deep into the site for security reasons. We visited the site and choose the highest level among the beautiful trees, then  specifically plotted which trees should be saved. This gave me the vision on just how the new house would sit in the site.

The living room looks down the created view corridor past these selected trees eastward towards the…

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  1. Errol Hugh permalink

    This post is from my architecture blog reblogged here to highlight all the ‘hand-drawn’ plans. CAD technology was in its infancy when I designed this residence in Ottawa, Canada.

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