Buying an architect-designed home is totally worth it. Here is why...

Buying an architect-designed home is totally worth it. Here is why...

The Toronto building boom is not slowing down anytime soon. With the rising cost in Toronto Real Estate, an average buyer tends to focus on where to find the best dollar value for the most space rather than emphasizing on the quality of design details. In recent years, Instagram has created a consciousness of perfectly styled living spaces setting the bar for modern dwellers seeking more design conscious living.

So what's the difference between an architect-designed home and a builder's custom home?

Architect-designed homes are often one off homes. A home buyer well-versed in spotting the design details will understand why these type of homes often cost a bit more than the average house in the same neighbourhood.

Modern versus contemporary designed homes can have relatively different meaning.

Many modern buyers often confuse the term "modern" and "contemporary". A modern home and a contermporary home describes the design process quite differently, although a contemporary home is often interpretated as a sub-category of modern more frequently associated with trending colours and finishes, or room styling with clean unadorned lines.

Whether you are living in a custom designed home or an extensively retrofitted dwelling from a historic house, a "modern house" is envisioned from the composition of mass, space, form and careful selection of marterials. No detail shoud be overlooked down to the trims and material transitions, to architectural reveals and hardware. The design of the house from start to finish is a holistic process that cannot be easily copied. Whether you are looking to build your own modern house or looking to buy or sell a turn key designer home, you can check out to understand the residential real estate services I offer.

Anne Lok is a Toronto Real Estate Broker with over 14 years of experience in all aspect of residential real estate from modern houses, infill development from acquisition to design and construction, condos, lofts and rental properties in urban Toronto neighbourhoods. Anne aims to provide not only the best client service, but also a genuine authentic experience that will match your expectations. You can search modern listings and learn more about Anne at or linkedin.

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