Dwell Gem

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A Dwell-inspired contemporary home …

With soaring ceilings, a backdrop of white walls and inspired use of space, this smaller home lives much larger than its square footage would suggest. At just over 1300 square feet on one level, this house benefits from considered sightlines and borrowed outside views. The oversized windows, with transoms above, truly bring the outside in.

Simplicity reigns with punches of drama … a free-standing woodstove and unexpected hearth detail make for a graphic focal point in front of the mullioned window. The spacious kitchen with butcherblock eating counter anchors the opposite end of the living space with the dining area, and its statement light fixture, nestled between. The use of open shelving, white-on-white decor, with striking black accents, and neutral engineered wood flooring add to the expansive feeling. A mix of modern and mid-century style furnishings feels right in the space.

On the exterior the colour scheme reverses, with the use of black corrugated metal siding and crisp white trims, creating an edgy, modern feel perfect for the hip, young homeowner. Easy-care landscaping means less time working in, and more time enjoying, the garden.