Millgrove House in Hamilton

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Millgrove House in Hamilton

Luxury Real Estate Development in Hamilton, Canada – design by Toms + McNally

20 Nov 2017

Millgrove House

Architects: Toms + McNally

Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Millgrove House

Millgrove House in Hamilton

For Toms + McNally Design, Architecture is a response to context. Millgrove House, located in rural Hamilton, sits on a property that contained an abandoned apple orchard, and a hay-growing farm for local use.

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Situated between mature tree lines and forests, the site is gently rolling. As a result, the design strategy was to use the topography in order to maintain a modest appearance from the street while providing a spacious home for a middle-aged couple with four adult children.

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

What was the brief?
A place to live in comfortably, entertain and grow older.

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

What were the key challenges?
– Design a home to grow old in
– Accommodate and expanding family with grandchildren
– A place to make memories and allow for a family to spend time together
– Accommodate site conditions and reduce impact on the environment

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

What were the solutions?
– Two large floor plates with wide circulation paths and provisions for future accommodations such as an elevator. No change in levels within a same floor. Lots of natural light.
– Open spaces with lots of light and natural materials. A vast kitchen allowing for entertaining friends and family. A very open main floor looking out to an expansive rolling landscape.
– Build within the topography, implement energy efficiency strategies such as geothermal, passive solar strategies, efficient electrical systems.

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Millgrove House in Hamilton – Building Information

Project size: 8500 ft2
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 2

Architects: Toms + McNally
Landscape Architect: Adesso Design Inc.
Structural Engineering: Blackwell
Photography / Communications: rvltr

Millgrove House in Hamilton

Photography: Arnaud Marthouret

Millgrove House in Hamilton images / information received 201117


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