9 Best Works of Contemporary Canadian Residential Architecture

Home of the Week turns one year old.

Point William. Photo by Scott Norsworthy.

For a full year, I have been selecting recently completed homes from Canada and abroad to write about in this space. It’s been a wonderful and educational journey and we hope to keep doing it, inspired by all the feedback we’ve received. Most readers who reach out are happy to see that Canadian architecture is being recognized as a forced to be reckoned with.  We’ve decided to take a look back on some of the houses featured in the column, highlighting the ones from Canada that were most popular with our audience. While the results were close, the favourites were overwhelming homes built in British Columbia—though, to be fair, British Columbia was heavily represented in the original selections.

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Here, in descending order, are the most popular Canadian works of residential architecture from the last year of NUVO’s Home of the Week. 


9. Halfway Hill House by Woodford Sheppard Architecture, N.L.

Photo by Jane Brokenshire.


8. Haliburton house by Andrew Cannon, O.N.

Photo by Adrian Ozimek.


7. Buckhorn Residence by Burgers Architecture, B.C

Photo by Ema Peter. 

6. Kandenwood by Openspace Architecture, B.C.

Photo by Russel Dalby.

5. Point William by Shim Sutcliffe Architects, O.N

Photo by Scott Norsworthy.


4. Brome Lake Residence by Atelier Pierre Thibault, Q.C

Photo by Maxime Brouillet.

3.North Vancouver Passive House by MGA, B.C.

Photo by Ema Peter.

2. Bowen Island House by omb, B.C.

Photo by Ema Peter.

1. The Rock by Gort Scott Architects, B.C.

Photo by Rory Gardiner.