5 of the Most Inspiring Custom Home Designs

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If you are looking for some inspirational custom home designs, you have come to the right place. L. Patten & Sons specializes in custom-built homes in Collingwood and the Blue Mountains area. For the past 60 years, we have been working to build our customers the homes of their dreams! You could be next. Consider the following custom home designs and start dreaming big. When it comes time to build, contact L. Patten & Sons. Quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and complete customer satisfaction are just a few of the qualities that set us apart from other home builders. 


5 of the Most Inspiring Custom Home Designs

1) Spacious Bungalow

This spacious bungalow was built with a family and entertaining in mind. It has a craftsman feel to it with the exposed rafters and beams on the exterior, as well as beautiful beam detail and tongue-and-groove pine ceilings in the great room.

This custom home also features a real chef's kitchen with ample space for food preparation while entertaining.

Home designs with a family in mind can consist of well-outfitted mudrooms with individual custom cabinets to house all the outerwear. A geothermal furnace system generates heating and cooling for the house, including in-floor heating in the basement.

It's the perfect heating for a basement since it never leaves you with cold feet! As an added bonus, the waste product from the geothermal energy is used to heat hot water for domestic use, making this a very efficient system.


2) Craftsman Style

Perhaps you want to consider a craftsman style two-storey home that welcomes you with beautiful exposed rafters and beam work at the front entrance. Once inside, the two-storey foyer opens up to a stunning great room with more of the exposed beams and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.


3) Beach House

As mentioned above, L. Patten & Sons specializes in custom home designs around Collingwood and the Blue Mountains.

Life on Georgian Bay means glorious light, warm breezes, and carefree days in the sun. This home, with its fresh lines and expansive windows, makes the most of the best parts of beachfront living.

Open, airy and bright, the home welcomes you with a beautiful main gathering area. A sunroom off the kitchen makes the perfect place to read and relax, even on the chilly days.

Windows all around maximize the spectacular view of sand and water, offering the perfect antidote to the hectic pace of daily life.


4) Country Living

By packing up and moving out of the big city, you get to enjoy the three P’s Central Ontario has to offer: peace, pine trees, and playtime. A country home with a modern flair has it all. It has fabulous open family space, with a stunning kitchen and extensive sight-lines to the glorious outdoors.

This home design is perfect for families, as it includes both a separate area for the children to create and to play and an adult haven of peace and tranquility where parents retreat at the end of the day to recharge.

Main floor laundry, a mudroom with a dog wash, and two unique work spaces complete this spectacular home.


5) Modern Farmhouse

This one is set apart from other custom home designs by its many charming characteristics, such as multiple high-peaked dormers, wood soffit and fascia and uniquely patterned wood siding.


The house comes together with a tone-on-tone colour scheme that results in a striking facade, and the great room has a vaulted ceiling that maximizes the impact of the dormers with tongue-and-groove pine.

This particular custom home is built on a slab foundation that made it a perfect candidate for in-floor heating. That Canadian-friendly feature is covered by beautifully hand finished cherry hardwood that is distressed just enough to fit with the style of the house.

If any of these designs have grabbed you, before sure to also check out our article on How to Design and Build a Custom Home to get started on your dream home. And for further reference, here’s some Custom Home Building Trends 2019!

Trust L. Patten & Sons for the Best in Custom Home Designs!

L. Patten & Sons brings 60 years of custom home design and building experience to every project we undertake. We take pride in building homes that are as beautiful to look at as they are comfortable to live in.

If you are ready to work with a custom builder in the Blue Mountain and Collingwood areas, ensure you get the best service and experience with L. Patten & Sons. We're so focused on your satisfaction that you can expect a call back from us to ensure everything is in tip-top shape.


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Our home owners can rest assured that their new home will be a source of pride and satisfaction for many years to come.

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