Carnahan-Smith Residence – Final Photography

The Carnahan-Smith residence in Christina Lake, BC has recently been completed – 4 years in the making. The owners have thousands of hours of sweat equity built into this home. Featuring three bedrooms, three bathrooms, exposed heated concrete floors on both levels, passive solar heating techniques, and amazing mountain views — this particular project is one of our favorites over …

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Corrugated Steel Box Home

We’ve been working diligently on a modern home design for our clients in the town of Blue Mountains. The client flopping back and forth between a two story home or bungalow, settled on a bungalow. We’ve been busy over the last week fine tuning the plans and 3d model. Below are a few images of the concept home design. The …

New Modern Home Build at 14 Belvedere Oakville

Our office has been working hard on a few new projects – one of which is pictured below. This modern design is slowly being fine tuned through the conceptual design process with our clients. To be built at 14 Belvedere in Oakville with views of Lake Ontario. The home will feature 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms along with large open …

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Art Moderne Post Update

Three weeks back we featured a work in progress. A design of an Art Moderne home we’re working on for some clients in BC. Well, designs have been finalized, model is complete, and we will be applying for building permits for the custom home over the coming weeks. See gallery below for the finalized design.

Client Satisfaction is Priority @ SMPL

SMPL Design Studio takes customer satisfaction very seriously. With 32 reviews and counting on Houzz.com – we’re currently sitting at a 94% satisfaction rate. Going the extra mile for our clients is really at the heart of what drives our company forward each and every day. We’re here to design ‘YOUR’ dream home and ensure ‘YOU’ get to enjoy it for …

468 Southland – Oakville – Project Update

This SMPL project at 468 Southland Crescent in Oakville is nearing completion. The 3,600-square foot home features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a clean transitional feeling for the entire home, oversized windows to maximize light infiltration, and custom high end details throughout. Glass Railings, and custom built in cabinetry were being installed yesterday during SMPL’s site visit; stay tuned for the …

Charles Pachter; Canada’s leading contemporary artist; our client.

Charles Pachter is a client of ours at SMPL; we’re working diligently to build a beautiful and creative addition to his existing “MFO” (Moose Factory of Orillia) concrete block studio space. Our Committee of Adjustment meeting is taking place tomorrow at the City of Orillia. To date we’ve received nothing but ecstatic responses from all individuals at the city with respect …

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Dream Home ‘Dreamin’

Like a lot of SMPL’s clientèle, my wife and I can’t afford to do everything we want to our home right away; this is where the 5 year plan comes into effect. I’ve always had a dream of a home office on the main floor with a nice view; my wife’s always had her dream bathroom picked out. This proposed …

Going ‘Art Moderne’ in the Kootenays

Art Moderne {or streamline moderne} dates back to the 30’s, and even earlier for commercial, institutional, and industrial construction . Its flavour is seen even in today’s modern / contemporary residential architecture. Stripping a structure down to its barest of simplicity – the goal was affordability originally but created a vibe people are still drawn to, to this day. Below are …

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For the love of the flame

Our small, yet uber effective team here at SMPL is always having to keep up with new products, new trends (although we hate that word), new details , and new ideas for our projects. Due to the variety of our projects, that research sometimes entails small things like “the perfect paint” for a client with a keen eye and other …