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Flow is Central Theme in Oakville Show Home

February 13, 2018 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON HARTOG

Princess Margaret lottery home features sunken dining room and double-height kitchen.

A version of this article originally appeared in the Holiday/Winter 2017/18 issue of  OUR HOMES Oakville Burlington Mississauga, p.28. Find local businesses in our Oakville directory. 


Each year, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Welcome Home Lottery wows the crowds, and 2017's Oakville home was no different. The home was awarded to lucky winners last November. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. 
 
The Oakville home is packed with inspiring ideas, the latest techniques in home building and gorgeous décor.
 
Builder Carlos Jardino, owner of PCMnow.com Inc., says his team overcamet a number of challenges during the build. Bad weather and other delays compressed the building schedule to 80 working days, and yet Jardino’s team completed the project on time. While most homes are built according to building code, Jardino explains, all lottery homes have to be built to withstand their high visitor attendance. “This home [received] up to 2,000 people in a day, so the structure is built very, very solid. We engineer all of that,” says Jardino.
 
For his fifth Oakville lottery house, designer Brian Gluckstein dreamed up a gorgeous contemporary home with interesting new touches. “We had some fun in this house, especially with the kitchen,” says Gluckstein. The home has over 6,500 square feet of living space and boasts double-height ceilings in the kitchen, reaching 14-feet high. 
 
Flow is a central theme. “Everything is connected and the flooring goes through so everything is consistent, yet each room has its own personality,” says Gluckstein. While the kitchen and family room are defined by a difference in ceiling height, the library, dining and living rooms are separated by floor height and a varied colour scheme.
 
The open-plan layout of the library, dining and living rooms also allows for great views of the front, rear and side gardens. “It’s a corner lot, so you’re really surrounded by garden on three sides in those main rooms,” says Gluckstein. 
 
Plenty of texture is found in the wall coverings and drapery. “People are not used to wall coverings; I wanted to show how you can do that,” says Gluckstein. The kitchen and family rooms feature a linen look that blends seamlessly into the background, while the library features a grasscloth and the powder room is a silk. “It softens a room, and adds depth,” says Gluckstein. “It’s very subtle; it doesn’t jump out at you like a patterned wallpaper.”

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