Single-Family Detached Home: Honourable Mention
Project Name: Gauthier Home
Builder: Jeff Johnson Homes
This home demonstrates how simply the core concepts can be integrated into home design, how affordable these features can be, and how their integration results in a marketable, value added, stylish product.
This home is a 1975sqft slab-on-grade bungalow with an attached 3 bay garage. This 3 bedroom – 2 bath design was built as a Tarion registered spec home on an oversized building lot in a rural village in Ontario.
The core components of Visitable housing where selected and integrated into the design to maximize the potential client base. This home was marketable to 100% of buyers in the price point; from young professional families to retiring seniors with care needs. This was achieved with minimal expense (approximately 2% increase in construction costs), which were added directly to the sale price. The home was purchased by a retired couple who intend to utilize the Visitable components over time.
Unique to the area, a frost protected shallow foundation system was used (detail included in the photo section). This system allowed us to bring grade up towards finished floor height as needed, resulting in a level entry for both the main entrance and the garage. The site is also located near a lake and the shallow foundation system will also ensure that water table penetration will not be an issue. The third garage bay was added to the design for any storage needed created by not offering a full basement.
Energy efficiencies where selected with a cost vs return approach and included upgraded windows/doors, increased insulation values, and appliance efficiency.
Frost protected shallow slab-on-grade
Stick frame 2×6 @ 16”onc
R60 attic (loose fill fiberglass)
R30 walls (R25 ‘bib system’ + R5 exterior ridged)
R10 under slab (Celfort 300)
Natural gas fired, hydronic radiant in-floor heat. Natural gas fireplace in stone surround
LED pot lights
Dedicated HRV system
Architectural shingles (limited life time warranty). Ice and Water membrane (eaves and valleys). Synthetic membrane underlay
Custom timber frame and stone main entry with custom door and sidelight system. Upgraded vinyl lap siding with matching corners
Triple glazed, argon injected, double coated low-e
Energy star rated doors systems
9′ ceiling heights throughout
Engineered oak hardwood (glue down installation). Tiled foyer and bathrooms
Upgraded kitchen/vanity package. All cabinetry with maple doors in ‘graphite’ solid block stain. Oversized (100″x39″) decorative island with Quartz counter top. White glass tiled backsplash. Upgraded hardware.
42″X42″ tiled shower and surround with custom glass doors. 72″ soaker tub set in stone and tile surround. Custom double vanity in ensuite with matching mirrors and shelves.