Rice River View project takes home GOHBA award for Best Custom Urban Home: Semi-Detached

Canterra Design + Build 2019 Housing Design Award Winner Rice River View

Canterra Design + Build was honoured to be nominated in three categories at this year’s GOHBA Awards, but even more thrilled to have won for Best Custom Urban Home: Semi-Detached! Our Rice River View project took home the honours.

Canterra Design + Build 2019 Housing Design AwardNaturally we’re biased but there’s just so much to love about the Rice River View project. As a semi-detached, one might assume it would be low on space or even cramped but this couldn’t be further from the truth. At 3500 square feet apiece, they truly maximize their footprint, providing 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an airy open-concept kitchen and living space, and an expansive 750 sq ft rooftop terrace overlooking the Ottawa River.

Canterra Design + Build - Rice River View Dining Room

Canterra Design + Build - Rice River View Rooftop Terrace

It also manages to have a 2-car garage, second-floor laundry room and main floor office. Flooded with light, thanks to 3-side square bay windows and a full-height glass wall, daily life in the Rice River View homes is a delight.

Canterra Design + Build - Rice River View Kitchen

Rice River View is also a strong example of sensible urban infill development, demonstrating good use of land and being complementary to the architecture that surrounds it.

Additionally, we’re so incredibly grateful to all those who voted for us in the Ottawa Citizen People’s Choice awards, & honoured that our Barrhaven Contemporary Rustic project made it to the final round in the Custom Homes Category.

We couldn’t be happier that our Forest Contemporary project was also selected as a Finalist in the Custom Homes category. 

We love the work we do at Canterra Design + Build, and being recognized by the industry and community at large means a lot to us.  Thank You, Ottawa!