Forest View Residence

Madison Taylor Design

__

Project Details

On a street carved out of dense woods, homes of distinction are slowly taking shape near Lake Simcoe. The Forest View Residence is a 3,200 sqft., 3 bedroom modern home that focuses on views of nature through its contemporary window & doors while blending clean lines with traditional materials.

“We were seeking a warm inviting feel with lots of wood, stone, natural fibres, and glass. The main goal was to find a designer who would take the time to understand our vision and help bring it to life.”

Madison Taylor’s architectural team designs a home from the inside out. “We start with Form and Function. The key is to identify the most important spaces in the eyes of the homeowners and work from there; we evolve the design around how the homeowner wants to live.” Madison Taylor recognizes that large window and doors draw in nature’s beauty while providing a sense of comfort with natural light and expansive views.

Numerous windows throughout the home enhance the modern exterior styling while contributing to the wide opening feeling throughout the inside. You feel like you are floating on air when passing through the second story glass catwalk which is surrounded by windows on both sides.

“OUR PAST HOMES, WERE MORE ALONG TRADITIONAL LINES. THIS TIME AROUND WE WERE SEEKING A MODERN DESIGN WITH GREAT FLOW AND VISUAL OPENNESS THAT DIDN’T SACRIFICE FUNCTION.”

Tilt and Turn windows in bedroom, dining area, laundry room and upstairs bedrooms maximize air flow. Because the windows open two ways, they maximize view, and privacy while making cleaning easy.

The curtain wall assembly that the surrounds the main entry door provides a welcome inviting feeling while highlighting the doors natural connection with the exterior surroundings.

The featured windows and doors are manufactured and installed by Big Glass Openings, in Barrie, Ontario. The products utilize profiles from Reynaers Aluminum, which are designed in Europe. When paired with quality glass these products are tremendously energy efficient and maintenance free.

“Working with Big Glass Openings is always a pleasure. They feature beautiful products that go way beyond what normal window manufacturers provide. Their expansive showrooms with a wide range displays enhances the customer experience. A partnership with Big Glass Openings means, I can offer clients a lot more options.” Says Madison Taylor.


Fabricator: 
Big Glass Openings
Location: 
Ontario, Canada
Architects: 
Used systems:  
Windows
 
Sliding Systems
 
Curtain Walls

Explore Reynaers' Projects

__

Bunkowski Residence

View all images of Bunkowski Residence and discover the partnerships and used systems.

Care First Animal Hospital

This building in Raleigh, North Carolina will be the first animal hospital to adhere to Passive House standards in the US.

One Steuart Lane

Directly overlooking the iconic Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California will be the luxury residential building One Steuart Lane

The Galerie

This luxury apartment is located in the art district of Long Island City.

V-Plan

This V-shaped house with a huge expanse of windows allows its owners to take in the beautiful surroundings.

The Rheingold

This unique apartment complex designed by award-winning ODA Architecture is located at 10 Montieth Street in Brooklyn, New York City. It covers an entire block in the Bushwick neighborhood - totaling 488,951 square feet.

809 Broadway

809 Broadway is located in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan, New York City. It is a quick walk away from Union Square station, making the commute easy for residents and employees.

Brick City House

The home is located in a Denver, Colorado neighborhood containing mostly older and smaller houses; however, the newer renovations in the area feature large, complex projects.

Dean Street

Located on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Dean Street in Brooklyn, New York, this condominium complex contains one hundred twenty residences and twenty thousand square feet in retail stores.

Flying Star Residence

The Flying Star residence is a well-crafted contemporary home located in Bridger Canyon, a private residential enclave just outside of Bozeman, Montana.

Forest View Residence

The Forest View Residence is a 3200 sqft., 3 bedroom modern home that focuses on views of nature through its contemporary window & doors while blending clean lines with traditional materials.

Iron Horse

This beautiful lakeside home is located in Kalispell, Montana. This residence is perfectly situated between the trees with a beautiful view of the lake and mountains ahead.

The Jackson

The Jackson is an eleven-story building located in the heart of Long Island City, New York. The exposed concrete pays tribute to the industrial past of the city.

Martis Camp

Massy Medhipour wanted to create a multi-generational family retreat within the luxury Martis Camp private community in Lake Tahoe

Modern Prairie House

The Modern Prairie House is comprised of a 325 m² main residence, a large garage and an additional guest house located in heart of Sonoma Wine Country, California

Painted Feather

Rising from the desert sands in an exclusive enclave within Las Vegas, NV, the Painted Feather residence is a 9600 sqft. estate that redefines the essence of the modern home.

Tribeca Rouge

This ten-story condominium is 18,000 square feet with eight full-floor units. The residences feature floor-to-ceiling windows where tenants can have unobstructed views of the stunning Manhattan skyline. The architects of Woods Bagot designed the rooms to be open and airy - choosing Reynaers' slim windows to allow for plenty of natural daylight.

Bevel LIC

What was once an old parking lot is now an exquisitely designed apartment building in Long Island City, New York. 

The Giving Tree

The contemporary design of this project was influenced by its setting in an enchanting forest in Northern California to create a quiet presence within the woods.

Juniper Home

This modern home in the mountains has some of the best views in Vail, Colorado. The architectural design is an open floorplan with indoor-outdoor living made possible with Reynaers sliding glass walls.

Villa Nova

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC, Villa Nova offers stunning 360° views with floor-to-ceiling Reyaners windows.

Roberto Lane

The Roberto Lane home is built on a hilltop in Los Angeles and features Reynaers floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors.