In the Details | Modern Family Living - Design Bureau

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The home’s exterior features fiber cement paneling and cedar; a portion of it is applied in a rain screen detail for ventilation on wet days. The front façade is a modern interpretation of the classic veranda. “It offers a connectedness and direct interaction with neighbors and a sense of belonging to the community,” Pereira says.

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Bifold doors in the dining room offer easy accessibility to the outdoor patio, creating a combination indoor/outdoor retreat.

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In the Details | Modern Family Living

Friday, July 26th, 2013

By Lesley Stanley
Photos by Merle Prosofsky Photography

Some might find it impractical to build on a 25-by-140-foot lot, but architect Louis Pereira of Thirdstone, Inc. thought otherwise. “We knew that it was going to be the right amount of space in terms of functionality,” says Pereira, who designed the LG House in Edmonton, Alberta, to meet the needs of his growing family. “The design allows for space to be rearranged without expensive retrofits and renovations.” The two-story, approximately 3,400-square-foot home features spacious living and dining rooms, a sleek kitchen, two outdoor areas, and a garage. The master bedroom and nearby loft area, which currently serves as a bedroom, can divide into two separate areas if needed. “It’s been a dream because the house works so well and is centrally located. We can’t envision living anywhere else.”

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