Gracious room sizes and numerous interior architectural design features were all secondary client wishes. Developing a distinct exterior style unique to the Mineola neighbourhood was the first and foremost. The objective was to give the home a casual cottage-like feel while maintaining a sense of elegance. The result is this one and a half storey multigabled home that seems to wrap its interior spaces in a cozy reassuring manner. The use of various prefinished wood cladding provides a comfortable feel while ensuring low maintenance.