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Transitional Elegance

5,000 SQ. FT. | Oakville, ON | Completed 2013

This home captures the formality of the established neighbourhood it’s situated in, while upholding the casual nature of the family that enjoys the home every day.

The front exterior is traditional: double gables, a variety of dormers, curved windows with coordinating shutters, and bracket details. As you head towards the rear of the home, the formality of the home lessens. The rear exterior has a more contemporary feel: large windows without shutters, glass railings, clean lines.

This same transition, from traditional to contemporary, can also be seen in the interior. You enter into a centre hall style layout and are immediately greeted by formality: an elegant living room to your right with a proper dining room connected. As you walk to the back of the home you enter into a more relaxed environment. The casual family room features a stone feature wall, inviting oversized furniture, and a modern fireplace – an interesting play of rustic elements and contemporary details. The contemporary kitchen features a wall of floor to ceiling glass sliding doors, allowing a seamless transition to the outdoor living space.

There is an obvious formality to the home, but not to the extent that it doesn’t feel lived in. When asked how often the family opens the wall of sliding glass doors to their backyard, they admitted that during the summer months the doors are rarely closed.

Construction: Gasparro Homes

Photography: Jason Hartog

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