DEFINING GREAT HOME DESIGN IN MUSKOKA
Uniquely beautiful, pristine and natural landscapes cannot be created through construction activity.
A tranquil property that begins with the inherent beauty of Muskoka's natural landscape can easily be transformed into a mundane blight by low-quality home design.
Great home design identifies beautiful natural landscapes and frames breathtaking views to accentuate the experience of Muskoka's geography from the building interior.
In Muskoka, the connection between the home's interior and the outdoor environment is a fundamental component of great home design.
Great home design uses architectural form and decoration to distinguish a home from buildings on neighbouring properties, while developing unity and consistency among buildings on the same property. It offers variety in the aesthetic character of building form.
Skilled architectural home design capitalizes on opportunities for appropriate location & orientation of buildings on the property.
STEWARDSHIP THROUGH GREAT HOME DESIGN
Great home design plans responsible land, material and energy use.
Great home design considers and optimizes building geometry to reduce heating and cooling loads, and to facilitate the transmission of natural daylight deep into interior spaces.
Great home design can eliminate the need for drilling, blasting & excavation of bedrock that becomes necessary when a home design doesn't consider the nature of the property that it is to be sited on.
Drilling, blasting & excavating rock is very expensive and is a common part of site preparation for home & cottage construction projects in Muskoka.
At Classic Muskoka Homes, we believe the benefits of great home design far exceed the modest price premium requested by licensed professionals skilled and experienced in high-quality luxury home design.
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THE BENEFITS OF GREAT HOME DESIGN IN MUSKOKA
Well-designed homes are the product of a higher number of design revision cycles in which the designer and property owner have freedom to consider & experiment with new ideas and to refine the design to improve on prior design iterations.
Let us be forthright & clear in stating the facts about great home design:
- Great design takes longer to achieve than low-quality design.
- Great design is not available at zero incremental cost. (Nor should it be.)
Research consistently shows that great home design has a positive effect on real estate value. High quality homes also enhance the experience of permanent residents and vacationing tourists in a neighbourhood.
Preservation and enhancement of the historic character of buildings result in positive influences on attitudes, cultural associations & property values in their neighbourhoods.
Incorporating sustainable design ideas and responsible energy-use during home design can translate into improved real estate marketability and higher values for well-designed homes.
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As we now have the pleasure of seeing the building coming into physical form, we are really pleased with the design and know that all of the effort and time was well worth it.Leonard Lake
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THE CHARACTERISITICS OF A GREAT HOME DESIGN
Great home design offers property owners a beautiful, functional home that delivers enhanced life experiences over the full lifespan of the home, including:
- Appealing natural views
- Sense of vibrance & vitality in living
- Attractive use of material, colour, texture, light & shadow
- Spatial organization appropriate to lifestyle
- Comfortable & logical circulation flow
- Adequate numbers of bedrooms & bathrooms
- Differentiation from the mundane
- Prestige, identity & pride of place
- Healthy living environment
- Ease of operation & maintenance
- Reduced energy consumption
- Higher, more stable property value
Building design & construction are complex fields of practice that require professional academic training and the knowledge and skills developed through years of experience.
Classic Muskoka Homes recommends engaging an Architect whose work appeals to your sense of style and quality, or which has been recognized for design excellence by peers or an industry association.
Choosing acclaimed architectural design will increase the probability of your project achieving your expectations for a high quality, functional & valuable residential property in Muskoka.
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We talked to a number of contractors when planning the work and Ben struck us as the most realistic and ‘quality focused’ of the people we talked to. Oxtongue River