Simplistically stunning, entirely your own. Activa’s new contemporary homes offer bold, clean designs to fit your own aesthetic. We strive to deliver the perfect home for every individual, whether their design style is traditional, contemporary or anything in between.
What is ‘Contemporary Design’?
Typically, contemporary homes are bold, with a focus on clean lines and natural materials such as wood, metal, stone and glass. A key part of the design is large windows, which offer both style and functionality – and let more natural light in.
Did you know that all of Activa’s single detached homes feature triple pane windows for maximum energy efficiency?
Activa’s contemporary designs are built on these ideas, bringing stunning contemporary designs to the market without requiring a custom builder or extensive design budget. Our homes feature a mix of stone and brick with wooden accents, and highlight this contrast with black accents such as front and garage doors, window frames and lighting. Many feature pillars as a core design element, giving the house a distinctive look with a modern main entrance. Some floorplans even have second-story balconies, accentuated with glass railings, to extend living space outside.
Contemporary homes call attention to the harmony of using natural materials, so it’s no surprise that they are also built with the environment in mind. Materials are often recycled or sustainable, and finishes reflect an eco-friendly mindset. Each of Activa’s single detached homes, including our contemporary homes, are ENERGY STAR® certified and use building science to create a healthier, more energy-efficient home for our families. The homes also feature standards like 9’ ceilings on the main floor, granite countertops, hardwood floors, oversized contemporary millwork, and mechanical features like a high-efficiency furnace and a heat recovery system (savings of over $20,000!)
Purchasing a Contemporary Home with Activa
Currently, a selection of our contemporary homes are available in Ormston at Doon South, Huron Village, and Vista Hills* and are paired with some of our most well-loved floorplans! Choose between 30’, 36’, and 40’ homes with three or four bedrooms and 1- or 2-car garages. Once you choose your floorplan, you’ll be able to select one of our five exterior colour packages to be used for your home.
In addition to the exterior elevations, every contemporary home comes with five new contemporary interior standards. These include a new lighting package, hardware package including modern door handles, streamlined faucets, and handrails.
Contemporary Interior Finishes
We believe that your home should reflect who you are, so if your design style is modern or contemporary, each room should reflect that! When you visit the Design Studio, you’ll be able to select your finishes from our wide variety of options. That said, for a true contemporary interior, here are some key features you might consider!
- Stairs with a glass railing: maximizes sight lines and adds to the feeling of an open space
- Black interior window frames: architectural element that creates drama and a sense of modernity
- Wall hung vanities & bathroom faucets: feels modern and open while also showing off your stunning floors!
- Dark walls: by carefully selecting the right wall and the right colour, you can add drama to the room and actually trick the eye into thinking the room is even bigger than it is!
- Dark interior doors and trim: statement-making finishes that add a modern touch to your home
Some other design finishes that fit a contemporary aesthetic are wood finishes, flat-doored cabinets, quartz counters that are all one colour or mimic concrete, geometric shapes like hexagon tiles, black plumbing fixtures and more! Talk to our Design Studio Consultants to find out more about this modern style.