After finally completing her custom dream home in 2012, decorator Brittaney Elgner did something most people wouldn’t dare to do. She started up another house project tout de suite. It wasn’t her intention to jump back in, but she and her husband, Neil, loved the whole process of building from the ground up. That, and they just couldn’t resist an oversized ravine lot down the street from the home they’d just finished in Oakville, Ontario.
The 5,200-square-foot, five-bedroom house reads as a storied home instead of a new-build, thanks to the extensive millwork and munition profile of the windows. Clear sight lines and structural symmetry bring a certain flow, making it easy to keep an eye on the kids. The family’s relaxed vibe permeates the whole house; it even influenced their choice of durable materials and fabrics. This home is definitely meant to last. But is it their last dream home? “I doubt it,” says Brittaney. “I’m getting that itch again.”