Frontenac House

Ontario, Canada
Location
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Square Feet
  • 1600
  • Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • This project page was created by community member Solares Architecture

    This 1,600 square foot home perches on a rock outcrop overlooking an Eastern Ontario lake. The home's low profile and compact design uses aging-in-place principles like minimizing stairs and creating en grade entrances, and the structure's materials work to cohesively integrate the building into the surrounding landscape. The single storey floor plan consists of 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, and a detached garage.

    With an impressive air change rate of only 0.59ACH@50pa , this home is not only beautiful: it is also extremely energy efficient, nearly achieving all of the rigorous and demanding Passive House Canada Standards. As a second phase of building soon after completion in spring 2016, a PV solar array was fitted onto the home's flat roof, and tied into Ontario's MicroFIT Program. As of April 2016, the house was officially collecting more energy than it used, an exciting feat in sustainable building.

    Frontenac House - Exterior

    Photo Courtesy of Solares Architecture

    Frontenac House - Exterior

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    Frontenac House - Exterior

    Photo Courtesy of Solares Architecture

    Frontenac House - Exterior

    Photo Courtesy of Solares Architecture

    Frontenac House - Exterior

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    Frontenac House - Great Room

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    Frontenac House - Kitchen

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    Frontenac House - Master Bedroom

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    Frontenac House - Office

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    Frontenac House - Porch

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    Solares Architecture
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    Solares is a Toronto-based architecture firm specializing in sustainable residential design. Since our founding by Tom Knezic and Christine Lolley in 2005, Solares has earned a reputation as experts in energy efficiency and building science. Fully licensed by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), we focus on custom residential new builds and major renovations across Ontario. Our complete turnkey process guides you through every stage of creating your custom home, from the first ideas to the final move-in day. We believe the fundamentals of sustainability are passive solar design, an airtight and ultra-insulated building envelope, and quality construction.
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