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Exquisite Ottawa Residence Blends Rustic Serenity With Modern Style

Designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect, the elegant Gatineau Hills Residence is located in the beautiful landscape  just outside the city of Ottawa. Combining sleek urban design with rustic charm, the luxurious house seamlessly integrates two contrasting design styles to offer a tranquil modern setting. Surrounded by lush green vegetation and offering a lovely view of the Gatineau River in the distance, this exceptional home also boasts textural and spatial balance.

Extreior of the Gatineau Hills Residence Exquisite Ottawa Residence Blends Rustic Serenity With Modern Style

The beautiful combination of contrasting textures starts with the façade of the home, which features a glass and white cement exterior for the ground floor and a warm reclaimed wood surface for the second floor. This gives the home a cool contemporary appeal, allowing it to blend with its surroundings, thanks to the natural organic vibe. The lower level is clad in chic, pristine white with a living room, dining area and a fabulous kitchen connected in an open floor plan. Hand-scraped oak floors and pops of color here and there perfectly complement this glossy white lacquered look.

Private spaces located on the top level feature large glass windows offering unabated views of the colorful scenery all around. A stylish sunroom and a lavish pool in the backyard complete this affluent and relaxing Canadian residence.

Entryway of Ottawa residence Exquisite Ottawa Residence Blends Rustic Serenity With Modern Style

Large living room in white

Wooden floors of modern living room

Spacious living room in white with glass walls

Modern kitchen in white

Contemporary kitchen island in white with shelves

Kitchen island with sink and appliances

The open ground floor, with its interconnected spaces, allows sunlight to flow through uninterrupted, showcasing the beauty of the natural light as it varies throughout the day and by season. The spaces to the southern slope look out to the cities of Gatineau and Ottawa, the winding Gatineau River below, and the adjacent ski hills.

Ergonomic shelves inside Canadian home

large glass windows with offer lovely views

Modern pendant light design

Glass walls living room idea

Lavish pool in the backyard

Upper level balcony of Ottawa Residence

Rustic landscape around the Ottawa house

Multi-level Gatineau Hills Residence in Ottawa

Wooden exterior of modern house Canada

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  • JenWilsonLWK

    The glazing makes this such a beautiful bright, contemporary space whilst allowing light to flood in and enhance the wood textures, along with visible autumn trees for a more rustic feel. Its so perfectly balanced!

  • You are right Jen — it’s all about great proportions and balance. We love this dream home, a lot :) I’m a timber guy myself, so I must say I’m totally crazy about the way they used wood throughout the house.