This rustic, contemporary urban timber bungalow beautifully marries rural and urban luxury living through a perfect blend of the warmth of timber with the clean lines of modern design. The homeowners wanted an upscale country look packed with high-end finishes and all the comforts of a modern, newly built family home. A timber frame home was a perfect solution for achieving this urban estate look.
The urban timber home is located on a large 100x200-foot lot on a quiet crescent only minutes from the urban center of downtown Barrie, Ontario. A covered timber frame porch and exterior truss detailing provides immediate and unique curb appeal. Ample garage space was a must-have for the homeowners, and with 6 car bays (a 3-car attached garage and an additional 3-car detached garage) there is plenty of room to store all the family’s toys. The detached garage also includes a 720...
The 4,200 sq.ft. open concept main floor includes a great room with a cathedral ceiling featuring clean-lined trusses in a natural finish, a wood burning fireplace, a high-end European style kitchen, a dining room, a primary bedroom with a spa-like ensuite, three additional bedrooms, and a home office complete with a gas fireplace, tons of windows, and glass doors opening onto the covered porch overlooking the yard. The choices of cool grey tones, black windows, and glass railings is striking against the warmth of the natural timbers and certainly achieves the modern upscale country look the homeowners were after. Thoughtful consideration of finishes such as the in-floor heating throughout the main floor, give this home a luxurious feel.
The lower level offers a self-contained apartment with a separate entrance and driveway. It has generous ceilings, two bedrooms, a bathroom, a gourmet kitchen, and separate laundry. Perfect for large families, multi-generational living, or hosting friends and family.