September 23, 2023


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Have your say: Vote for your favourite All Issues Household People’s Preference Award style and design

By Anita Murray & Patrick Langston, All Points Residence

New houses, renovations, kitchens, loos, housing particulars and far more — voting is now underway for the All Factors Property People’s Preference Award.

This award is a prestigious trophy supplied out at the annual Housing Layout Awards — a significantly-anticipated celebration of the Ottawa housing industry’s finest in layout that’s put on by the Greater Ottawa Household Builders’ Affiliation. It is the only one voted on by the community.

By means of 6 weekly preliminary rounds that started Aug. 15, the 285 tasks entered in this year’s Housing Layout Awards are vying to make it to the final round of voting, where by 16 finalists will duke it out Sept. 19 to 24 online and at the Ottawa Fall Dwelling Exhibit.

“We are really fired up to invite the community to vote for their favorite types by our People’s Alternative Award,” claims Linda Oliveri Blanchard, who chairs the awards committee. “While winners of the Ottawa Housing Style Awards are selected by judges from across Canada — judges who are top rated-stage experts in architecture, development and structure — the People’s Choice Award is chosen by the general public.

“It is often intriguing to see what the general community selects as their favorite design and style simply because it gives our industry’s designers perception as to what individuals are looking for when it arrives to appears to be, experience and features,” she adds.

“Because of this, quite a few of our finalists see this as the most prestigious trophy of the awards program. We draw thousands of votes from the typical public, and we are very enthusiastic to see what style the community selects this 12 months as the extremely ideal of the greatest.”

Really like design and style — or just get pleasure from staying an armchair critic? Then test out the entries and have your say. You can vote in this week’s spherical now at

To whet your hunger, here’s a sampling of earlier winners.

2022 — Potvin Design

An architectural approach to open-strategy kitchen style and shut consumer involvement in the undertaking propelled a modern kitchen by Potvin Design into the winner’s circle final calendar year.

The brightly lit room, which characteristics an successful industrial experience and connects directly with the residing place, is element of a personalized bungalow. The significant walnut veneer island with its stepped structure anchors the space while rounded LED pendant lights and a nearby chandelier support soften the kitchen’s strongly linear structure.

2021 — BEX Interiors & Urban Quarry

A remodelled 19th-century country kitchen took the 2021 trophy. The challenge was the do the job of the home-owner, BEX senior designer Erika Matheson.

It features initial pink pine flooring, 10-foot ceilings, new cabinetry and an island with a maple gunmetal base and a wooden countertop produced from a reclaimed bowling alley ground.

A kitchen with white cupboards.

2020 — Greenmark Builders

A gleaming white ensuite get in 2020 was the customized residence builder’s third People’s Selection gain in just six years. The ensuite, bathed in natural light thanks to huge home windows and flooring-to-ceiling mirrors, characteristics twin pedestal sinks, massaging jets in the shower and a sculpted, totally free-standing tub.

There’s also an LED-lit raised platform for the tub and shower with an equivalent dropped portion in the ceiling, also softly lit by LED lights.

A very modern mostly white bathroom.

2019 — Greenmark Builders & Rinox Signature

A contemporary-themed, multi-space yard won in 2019, the 2nd time in two many years that an outdoor area took the prize. The resort-encouraged backyard, which was formerly just grass and a patio, offers a 33-foot pool with a incredibly hot tub, a raised eating house with a created-in barbecue, a lounge with a hearth feature, an out of doors kitchen area, and a 3-time pool dwelling with retractable screens.

A big, fancy stone house with a large pool in the front.

2018 — Neoteric Developments

Neoteric Developments scooped up the 2018 award for the household of the company’s owner, Or Bielak. When the pool’s fashionable style was inspired by what he and his family had (mounted this in our ten years of PCs story) observed during their intensive travels, “the rest of the place was impressed by escalating up with a cottage and currently being just one with mother nature,” said Bielak.

A modern white boxed style hoise with a pool.

2017 — Gordon Weima Style and design Builder & Ardington + Associates Design

A spectacular contemporary farmhouse in Westboro took the award in 2017. The household, which options a warm color plan, custom millwork and a all-natural stone exterior with a welcoming porch, also gained a countrywide housing award.

The exterior of a two-storey house.

2016 — Sierra Gate Residences

Style and design factors like a soaring, 18-foot cathedral ceiling, 3 fireplaces and a spa-like ensuite with freestanding soaker tub and heated ground assisted net the prize for this open-concept single-family members home just west of Tunney’s Pasture.

The exterior of a modern house that is squared in shape.

2015 — Greenmark Builders

A four-bed room, loved ones-oriented residence that blends common functions these types of as exterior stone columns and gables with a modern day elongated fireplace in the good room was the 2015 winner. The dwelling also took top honours in its customized house group.

The inside of a modern living room.

2014 — Simmonds Architecture & RND Building

A breathtaking double deck earned this duo their third People’s Decision Award in a row. The prime level is a floating design and style, when the tapered base deck provides a check out of the back again backyard garden from the eating nook in the kitchen area.

The exterior of a modern home.

Anita Murray and Patrick Langston are the co-founders of, Ottawa’s go-to useful resource for home owners and homebuyers.