The true meaning of the term Luxury Homes lies in the way the houses are designed and constructed. A luxury home can be fairly small, without a pool or tennis court, lacking any high-tech amenities and occasionally even without much land. However, a custom-built luxury home must have lineage, pedigree and prestige. These attributes come from the design which takes into consideration all the references to the well-documented residential properties of high value such as those found in the Marais in Paris, Mayfair, Belgravia and Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile. Not only must a custom-built luxury home entail the work of the finest craftsmen available in the locale where the house is built, it also should include the following essential ingredients : |
THE RIGHT ROOF Slate, copper and cedar shingles are the three types of roofing by choice of the custom builder, with slate being the most expensive and prestigious. Imitation slate and cedar made of recycled rubber have a long way to go yet before being accepted in the high-end. Slate tiles, done the French way, do not use hip caps. The crisp, crease-like hips are mitered. The best slate roofs are tall, steep and hipped. Roofs that are plain should be furnished with dormers, real or ornamental. Otherwise even the best slate roof will appear mundane. Detailing dormers is an art and certainly not arbitrary. The dormers are a coherent part of the overall design of the façade
Toronto's and Vancouver's Finest Homes fit these categories. We build and design them with 26 years of experience and expertise. Toronto Vancouver Luxury House Construction Cost - see Cost section of our website : http://www.pokudesign.com/pile_portfolio/money/ STONE PEDIGREE Walking down Upper Brook Street in London and 78th Street towards 5th in New York, one can’t help but marvel at the similarity of the two places : the houses look almost the same and even the prices of the houses are in the same stratospheric bracket. An Upper Brook Street address would cost you ninety million pounds, whereas one on 78th near 5th (Museum Mile) would cost the same in US dollars. So how is it that the houses being 3400 miles away from each other and a century apart in their conception time, can be so similar? The answer can be found in the book that was written six hundred years ago by a Florentine architect called Leon Battista Alberti. Classical architecture is all about stonework. The pedigree of the stonework comes from following the guidelines, rules and directions set down by the ancient Greek, Roman and Renaissance architects. Modern designers usually find it unpalatable to follow these dead architects’ dogmas. For those who find pleasure in classical architecture, reading the volumes written by Vitruvius (Roman Empire), Alberti (Renaissance) and Palladio (Renaissance) is a joy and a breeze because the volumes are fairly thin and have been translated to English many years ago. Simply put, Classical architecture is modular. Like Ikea furniture, parts can be combined and taken apart. Starting from the ground up, each level has a name, a standard set of components and relative size to other levels. There are lots of variation for each level. Even the sizes and dimensions can be adjusted to suit the project. As long as the basic rules are adhered to, the outcome will always be the same : Classical Architecture. And that’s all it takes : abide by the rules. But too many designers and architects would prefer to make up their own rules. PO KU DESIGN BUILD – CLASSICALLY MINDED
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