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Modern Farmhouse Wins Peoples' Choice in Ottawa

January 03, 2018 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GORDON KING

Westboro two-storey home romanticizes the classic farmhouse style.

Our Homes Ottawa Winter 2017/2018A version of this article originally appeared in the Winter 2017/2018 issue of  OUR HOMES The City of Ottawa, p.46. Find local businesses in our Ottawa directory.

With an inviting front porch that begs you to set a spell and an updated look that romanticizes the classic farmhouse style, it’s no surprise this two-storey home in Westboro won the prestigious Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association’s 2017 Peoples’ Choice Award.
 
This modern farmhouse was built by Gordon Weima Design Builder and designed by Ardington + Associates Design according to the homeowners’ precise specifications. The home’s exterior marries stone with board and batten siding accented by cedar shakes; inside, the layout is warm and welcoming, yet, at the same time, functional and without wasted space.
 
The kitchen is both the heart and the soul of this home. It is spacious for entertaining and opens to a family room warmed by a clean faced, contemporary-look Town & Country gas fireplaceA butler’s pantry was a necessity in order to keep their abundance of dishware organized yet easily accessible. 
 
Tesoro Bianco honed marble counters flow through to the servery connecting the kitchen with the dining room, all atop face-framed cabinets crafted by Gerry’s Custom Kitchens (who also supplied the laundry cabinets, bathroom vanities and built-ins). The hutch, created to look like a custom piece of furniture, stretches almost to the 10-foot high ceilings, providing ample storage to keep everything in its place.
 
The master bedroom is a study in quiet luxury. A peaceful palette selected from Benjamin Moore hues provides the perfect backdrop to creating a spa-like experience, where oriental white marble in a two-inch hexagon and herringbone pattern covers the floor, with an oriental white marble vanity continuing the ambience of serenity.

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