14 Feb 2013
A 550 sq ft. stone cottage, became a 2900 sq ft family home, as CBG transformed this 1908 building into something more. A complete renovation, involving all new mechanical systems as well as updated interior and exterior finishes, this home now boasts the beauty of the past, with the effeciency and modern building science of the future; Where reclaimed wide plank elm flooring meet in floor heat and modern design – Seemlessly
14 Feb 2013
What to do when a renovation won’t satisfy and moving isn’t an option? Simple; start over. Faced with moving from a long-time family home location in order to accommodate expanding families, the home owners decided instead to demo their existing house and replace it with something that would fit their merging families. A home that no amount of boasting could do justice for, this estate in the city is perfect. From heated natural stone floors throughout, extensive custom millwork and salient cherry staircases, protected by the strength and effeciency of an Insulated Concrete exterior, this is a dream home sparing no expense. The property is complete with an exercise facility, loaded multi-media room and outdoor spaces that leave city living far behind.
14 Feb 2013
This beautifully redone family cottage is nestled on the shores of Lake Muskoka. Impressive in both design and finish, this 4000 sq ft retreat boasts a soaring stone fireplace, infinity pools, and separate boathouse. Large Brazilian hardwood multilevel decks over look some of the most desired real estate in Ontario. Large hundred year old barn beams support the ceiling to give the warm cottage feel, while painted tongue and groove cedar interior siding add a sophisticated modern feel. A screened in Muskoka room, tennis courts and adjacent exercise center complete the outdoor space, while brand new energystar windows, custom cabinetry, imported European engineered wide-plank hardwood, and solid copper fixtures, put this home in a class of its own. Quality craftsmanship and design at its best.
07 Feb 2013
Being a full kilometre from hydro-electric power, Centrix set out to do the unthinkable: build and run a 5,500 square foot custom dream home with all the bells and whistles off renewable clean energy, namely wind and solar. The house sits on an Insulated Concrete Forms (I.C.F.) Nudura foundation, while the timber frame post and beam package was shipped from Lindal Cedar Homes in Washington. Radiant floor heat throughout main living spaces, heated towel racks, full professional level kitchen, whirlpool baths and more, were made possible without the use of traditional fossil fuels. Custom millwork, beautiful soapstone countertops, and even a 10,000 lb. soapstone central masonry heater with bakeoven fireplace/stone oven were installed with every attention to detail.