In keeping with my desire to see what's behind Ottawa's closed doors, I dragged Josh along to the Glebe House Tour this summer. He was quite ambivalent about the whole idea - uncomfortable at the thought of wandering through a stranger's home like some sort of meddling interloper. He still came along as it was a beautiful day for a bike ride around the neighbourhood.
The homes were all stunning in their own way - they all seemed to belong on the pages of a design mag. One of my favorites ended up on the cover of the aforementioned Ottawa Interiors Edition, and it was one of the reasons I was so quick to pay the $10 price tag.
|I'm a big fan of the open staircase|
|This happened to be my favorite of the six homes - loved the large windows, flat roof and clean lines.|
One of the details that really stuck with me was the glass-paned garage door separating the open-concept living/dining room from the back patio. Lifting the door completely opens the back of the house to the outdoors. Come to think of it, can you really call it a garage door if it's not attached to the garage?
|Interior view of the garage door|