Frontenac House

Ontario, Canada

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.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Boulders, Grass, Front Yard, and Trees. Frontenac House - Exterior Photo  of Frontenac House

Frontenac House - Exterior

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Frontenac House - Exterior

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Frontenac House - Exterior

Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Boulders, and Shrubs. Frontenac House - Exterior Photo 4 of Frontenac House

Frontenac House - Exterior

Modern home with Outdoor, Slope, Trees, Boulders, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. Frontenac House - Exterior Photo 5 of Frontenac House

Frontenac House - Exterior

Modern home with Living Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, Wood Burning Fireplace, Chair, and Ribbon Fireplace. Frontenac House - Great Room Photo 6 of Frontenac House

Frontenac House - Great Room

Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, Medium Hardwood Floor, Subway Tile Backsplashe, Ceiling Lighting, Refrigerator, Range, Microwave, and Undermount Sink. Frontenac House - Kitchen Photo 7 of Frontenac House

Frontenac House - Kitchen

Modern home with Bedroom, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Bed. Frontenac House - Master Bedroom Photo 8 of Frontenac House

Frontenac House - Master Bedroom

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Frontenac House - Office

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Frontenac House - Porch

Location
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Square Feet
  • 1600
  • Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Full Baths
  • 1
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