Celebrating Excellence: Our Keystone Award-Winning Home

We are thrilled to announce that Ellenwood Homes has been honored with a prestigious CHBA Keystone Award for best single-family detached home in the $750,000 – $1,000,000 category. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability in residential construction.

Exterior Excellence: Integrating Architecture with Nature

Our award-winning home is not just a structure; it’s a harmonious blend of architectural character and natural beauty. Situated amidst the tranquil landscape of a rural, mountainous setting, the home, garage, and circular driveway have been meticulously placed to highlight the property’s existing weeping willow and fruit trees. Leveraging the natural slope of the land, we’ve crafted a walk-out basement seamlessly integrated into the environment.

Inspired by craftsman and farmhouse aesthetics, the architecture of the home features timber accents at the front porch that perfectly complement the rustic charm found inside. 

Interior Ingenuity: Where Form Meets Function

Step inside, and you’ll discover a space that marries creativity with functionality. The one-and-a-half story layout boasts a spacious loft overlooking the vaulted great room, adorned with exposed timber collar ties salvaged from an old barn on the property. Transom windows above interior doors flood the home with natural light, accentuating the airy nine-foot ceilings.

The interior design pays homage to farmhouse style with beadboard paneling, shaker cabinets, and a walk-in pantry designed to store the bounty from the property’s gardens. Noteworthy is the inclusion of Kegerators in the pantry, adding a touch of luxury for dispensing home-brewed craft beer.

Efficiency and Sustainability: Building for the Future

Our commitment to environmental stewardship is reflected in every aspect of the home’s construction. From a centrally-located soapstone mass heater to a wood-fired cooker in the kitchen, we’ve prioritized energy efficiency and sustainability. The home features an air source electric heat pump with HRV for heating, cooling, and ventilation, along with triple-glazed fiberglass windows and eco-friendly finishes throughout.

Industry-Leading Construction Techniques

Achieving industry best practices was paramount in constructing our award-winning home. Built Green Platinum Certified and designed to meet Step Code 5 standards, the home is solar-ready and features an ICF foundation, rigid foam insulation, and high-performance building materials. With 2×6 exterior walls, batt insulation, and 2” mineral wool rigid exterior insulation, the home boasts exceptional thermal performance, ensuring comfort and energy savings for years to come.

We are incredibly proud of our team for their dedication and expertise in bringing this vision to life. Winning a Keystone Award is not just an accolade; it’s a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation in residential construction.

Thank you to the Canadian Home Builders’ Association for this honor, and to our valued clients for their trust and support. Together, we are building homes for the future—one award-winning project at a time.