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Brockton Village is a lively, eclectic neighbourhood; a diverse, vibrant community that is home to new parents, seniors and everyone in between, where artists, musicians, unique shops and restaurants bring life and creativity to the everyday Queen Street West streetscape.
What’s unique about a Lighthaus home is the integration of inside and outside – a smooth transition created by artful design that creates a healthy living environment that feels spacious, warm and inviting.
For example, the townhomes are oriented to maximize natural light, aided by the most sophisticated window and skylight technologies. An innovative VELUX Modular Skylight, designed by VELUX and Foster & Partners, opens a three-story lightwell that directs a column of natural light through the centre of the urban home. The skylight at the top of the well is automated to ensure air flow that either cools or warms the home to maximize comfort and minimize energy usage.
Each home in the private Brockton Village community is custom-designed by an integrated team of experts, including interior designers Cecconi Simone, STAMP Architecture, landscape architect Janet Rosenberg & Studio, and Great Gulf’s engineering and construction teams. Each features its own green space as well as a private community green space.
Being eco-friendly is another critical element of the Lighthaus design. Each is highly energy efficient, with balconies, awnings and skylights to minimize heating and cooling throughout the year. Designed to meet Energy Star standards, with advanced mechanical systems, Low-E argon gas filled glazing on windows and skylights, insulation on interior and exterior foundation walls, and an air barrier system enclosing the entire envelope of the building.
Designers created the interior space to best serve the way real families live. The kitchen, recognized as an important gathering place for most families, is designed for convenience and practicality – a seamless transition from the cook space to the dining space to the living space, linked by built-ins. There are a variety of surfaces for people to gather around, including a prep space for casual dining, and a more formal dining area (for family dinners), and integrated appliances.
Bedrooms are designed to be a peaceful retreat and conveniently functional with an interplay of furniture and design elements. There’s never an electrical outlet too far from a phone jack or a lamp. The master bedroom features a large light-filled dressing area, outfitted with his and hers custom built-ins. The master bathroom includes custom designed sinks, a separate tub and shower and a skylight.
Well-planned storage recognize the fact that for busy families, having a home that is easily organized reduces stress and provides more time to do things that contribute to well-being, like time with family/friends or pursuing passions.
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