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February 19, 2013
We've been rounding up our favorite homes region by region (check out our picks for New England) and today we turn our attention to our neighbors in the great white north. We frequently hop over the Canadian border when reporting for Dwell, and with towns like Toronto and Edmonton on the rise, there's no shortage of great homes cropping up. Check out this quintet, from maritime Quebec to rugged Alberta, to see how modern design plays in the snow.
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"We wanted something lively for the house, something spectacular but not vulgar," says Bériault of the blue hue of the modest 1,690-square-foot house.

Remote by any standard, the Magdelene Islands in the St. Lawrence Gulf are home to scads of colorful homes, many painted the same shade as their owners' fishing boats. This retreat is a modern take on the vernacular.

Photo by Matthew Monteith.

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