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of the evening. The award, he said
in a subsequent interview, "shows
that the people still want to see traditional elements in a home along
with the modern elements."
Kranenburg, along with Caswell
Custom Home design of smiths Falls,
designed the home for a young family - specifically, his own. He and his
wife wanted sleek, modern touches
but not a home that was all glass and
steel. so the bright, white kitchen, for
example, boasts both shaker cabinets and stainless-steel appliances.
A granite-topped island anchors the
kitchen while, above, an eight-piece
crown moulding maintains the rustic/traditional theme.
Elsewhere, that fireplace in the
great room features a contemporary,
flat-finish natural stone surround
that soars to the classic coffered ceiling dotted with pot lights. Extensive
glazing along one wall is in keeping
with modern design trends.

An eye-grabbing ledgestone wall
defines the stairwell. "It's a large
wall and it was hard to find art, so
I wanted something that gave it a
pop," said Kranenburg.
In the master bedroom, a dark,
trimmed-out accent wall behind
the headboard and a tray ceiling
lend the room a pleasing blend of
style and cosy self-containment. In
the ensuite, the pièce de resistance
is a gleaming soaker tub - itself a
blend of the new and the old - with
a chrome nest chandelier above.
Last year, Greenmark won the
award in the detached, under
2,000-square-foot category for its
popular Ironwood bungalow. It was
the first time Greenmark had entered
the awards, and Kranenburg told the
Citizen at the time he intended to
"go big" in 2015. That he did, with
a total of five entries that made it
to the finalist stage, two of them in
custom home categories.

"People now know who we are.
Before we weren't even on the map,"
he said of his multiple wins this
year.
Younger builders like Kranenburg
(he's 33), are the future of the housing industry, according to GOHBA
executive director John Herbert.
"we're seeing fewer and fewer young
builders now than we did 30 years
ago because of increasing government taxation and regulations."
Building out of town as Greenmark
does is a way around at least one of
the factors inhibiting young builders: soaring land costs.
Herbert added that the past
decade has seen a trend toward
modern design "versus the traditional warmer stone and wood solution. At some point, I think we'll see
some combination thereof." It looks
like the people have already seen
the future.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards

2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards Sponsor Acknowledgements
President’s Message
The Ottawa Citizen: Housing Design Awards: Winners show a leveling of the playing field
2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards Winners
The Ottawa Sun: Diverse range of winners at the Housing Design Awards
Ottawa Citizen People’s Choice Award
Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - 2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards Sponsor Acknowledgements
2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - President’s Message
2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - 7
2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - 2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards Winners
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2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - The Ottawa Sun: Diverse range of winners at the Housing Design Awards
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2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - Ottawa Citizen People’s Choice Award
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2015 GOHBA Housing Design Awards - Index to Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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