Located on 100 acres of rolling countryside, northwest of Toronto, Eastview Farm is a sprawling family retreat. This private residence actually comprises a number of buildings which include the main farm house, guest house, pool cabana and an existing barn. The restrained architecture of the new buildings, with their crisp white palette and dramatic art, transforms this rural Ontario weekend home into a luxurious country sanctuary.
Completed in 2009, Eastview Farm is a study in simplicity, from metal roofs to concrete floors to rough–cut pine walls and porch pillars. Inspired by the work of Arne Jacobson, the main farm house combines vernacular building elements with contemporary materials and finishes. The soaring trusses of the main farm house, which spring from the walls, help to create a grand sense of scale within the main area of the home. The large open spaces are filled with natural light that pours from the skylights above. At dusk, the modern industrial-style lighting fixtures take over to illuminate the glossy polished concrete floors and highlight the dramatic artwork throughout the house.