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High Park Modern

Modern landscape design with lakeview

This modern landscape design complements the home built by Altius Architects required a posh, modern landscape that both embraced the contemporary exterior and materials along with the wooded view of High Park’s Grenadier Pond. The entrance is both simple and dramatic. An enclosed lawn area is hidden by a modern horizontal fence. The owners have a lot of privacy as a wide Permacon stone stairway winds down alongside the warm wall of douglas fir and the steep driveway towards the gated entrance to the home. Because of this steep driveway effective stormwater management needed to be integrated into the design. A modern drain system runs in front of the garage, ensuring that no runoff enters the building. Once inside the quiet entrance, one feels the lightness of the architecture.  The glass and wood and stonework in harmony with the manicured grass and modern linear walkway.  Pea gravel and boxwood run alongside the walls and a large glass door seems to be leading straight through the home to the sunshine beyond.  There is a stairway on the right of the home that takes you down to a dramatic scene.  A wooded glade with the large pond beyond is admired through the large panes of glass of the home and the enormous deck that stretches out into the trees.  A wooden bench was built to enclose the perch so that visitors don’t topple off into the water below.  A raised shade plant flower bed softens the modern elements of the home and blends the cottage woods and contemporary glass and metal.  This home was featured in The Globe and Mail for its handsome design and superior craftsmanship.