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Thoughtful Touches Personalize Engineered Post-and-Beam Home

December 18, 2018 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GORDON KING

Come home for the holidays to this post-and-beam stunner.

Our Homes Ottawa Fall 2018A version of this article originally appeared in the Winter 2018/2019 issue of  OUR HOMES The City of Ottawa, p.72. Find local businesses in our Ottawa directory.
 

After years of crafting homes for others, Mark Patterson of Patterson Homes used his experience to design and build his own space. Particularly, he relied on his know-how to guide the many decisions that must be made along the way. The result: a beautifully executed vision that perfectly embodies Mark’s philosophy as a builder.
 
As a Linwood Homes dealer, Mark offers his customers a unique approach to building a custom home. Linwood offers more than 400 plans, all of which can be completely customized. The materials required to build the home are then manufactured, pre-cut, clearly labelled, and shipped directly to the building site, allowing the home to be built faster with less waste than when materials are sourced locally.
 
Mark and his wife Margo selected a layout and customized it for their family. They added many personal touches like a beam from his father's barn that they used as a mantel on the great room’s striking stone-clad fireplace from Hubert’s Fireplace Consultation + Design
 
Off the dining area, a cosy screened porch provides a lovely spot to relax. In the kitchen, a generous pantry is hidden by functional and attractive barn-style doors. The generous kitchen island provides seating for four.
 
To highlight the home’s vaulted ceilings and post-and-beam construction, Mark exposed as much of the interior wood structure as possible. The high ceilings allow the family to bring in a 14-foot-tall Christmas tree during the holidays.
 
The master suite is filled with light. His-and-hers closets flank the short hallway leading to the bright and spacious en suite, enlarged from the original plans to include both a shower and bathtub from Mondeau, as well as a double vanity.
 
 

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