Interior, Meet Exterior
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Featured Companies: EN2 Development Corporation and Epic Designs, Inc
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Project Type: Residence
Project Name: 860 Goodwin Road
Image courtesy of Epic Designs, Inc.
By Amanda Koellner
“A home is the sum of its parts.” Such is the belief of development company EN2—an idea easily reinforced in this Canadian abode, which boasts a 35-foot atrium, master bedroom with a massive 100-square-foot walk-in closet, heated tile floors, four walkout decks, and a 450-square-foot cedar deck with a hot tub, among myriad other standout characteristics. “We wanted to create a home that was like no other—warm, with really cool features that everyone in the family can enjoy,” says Nuno Paul, owner of EN2, who completed the project in conjunction with Epic Designs, Inc.
“We strived for a modern design with a clean, open concept, as well as a well-balanced design that felt warm and homey,” echoes Marco Vieira, president and CEO of Epic Designs. Vieira says that the use of materials on this project reflects a continuity of the exterior environment to the interior through the use of natural stone on the main feature walls and a finish that spreads to the interior.
“This allows the extension of inside spaces to merge with the exterior,” he says. “Both the exterior and interior finishes have a warm feel so that the home feels welcoming and soothing.”
Paul adds that the stone and cedar along the front of the home show a balance of hard and soft surfaces that best represent the project’s aesthetic. “The stone wall that cuts through the front of the house keeps the same line to the back of the house,” he says. “We love the fact that the stone starts outside and continues inside through the foyer, living room, and master en suite.”