Smith Bay House, located on a flat stretch of land just a stone’s throw from the water, is an embodiment of serenity and style. A young Toronto family dreamed of a new sustainable home in the countryside, and Smith Bay House delivers that getaway. The scenic Prince Edward County property offers tranquility with its uninterrupted views of the calm bay, well removed from the fuss and hurry of city life.
The two-storey dwelling successfully marries the traditional farmhouse with the contemporary home. It is shrouded in a small cluster of trees. Two distinct gable-topped volumes speak the language of rural Canadian farmland, but the wood-clad entryway separating them and their orientation perpendicular to one another are fresh and modern. The defining palette of light corrugated steel siding is punctuated by the black of the accent panels, roof, and window frames.
This home’s thoughtful beauty emerges from its practicality. The owners are a busy and active family of four. They wanted a tidy, efficient space that would be an extension of their lifestyle and cater to what matters most: spending time together as a family, both indoors and out. They hired Solares because of the residential architects’ passion for green home design expertise and extensive portfolio of modern home design projects.