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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.
"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.

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Originally appeared in Blue in the Facade
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Sustainable home with galvanized steel shed roof and siding

This small, galvanized steel-clad home by designer Lisa Moffitt, for her partner's mother, is stitched right into the landscape, a viewing platform for the changing seasons.

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Originally appeared in A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
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Habitat '67 building in Montreal, Canada designed by Moshe Safdie

A prefab classic, and the building that put Moshe Safdie on the map, Habitat 67 stands up today as a Montreal icon.

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Originally appeared in A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
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This former dairy in Toronto has been updated to form the ideal family home: modern, playful, and appealingly rough-and-tumble.

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Aerial view of the Cambridge Lofts Penthouse in Edmonton, Alberta

Rising high above booming Edmonton, this multi-hued penthouse has the best view in the province.

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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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