As the old saying goes, one man's trash is often another man's treasure. Well, in the case of this impressive Ontario house we spotted on , one man's old scraps became another man's dream home. Made from found polished concrete, galvanized steel, and recycled hardwood, it has an industrial yet modern feel, and still looks cozy enough to live in.
"With most houses, when they're torn down, everything goes into a bin," the home's owner, James Campbell, says. "When this house gets pulled down 60 or 80 years from now, they won't even need a bin. It's all gonna get reused."
Campbell, who worked on the house with his wife Suzanne Wesetvik, also made the home as green as possible. From concrete floors that naturally heat up during the day in the winter to small windows that serve for natural ventilation, the structure is as sustainable as possible. And all of the reused materials were incoporated into the design as is.
"We appreciate materials in the raw," Campbell says of the project, which was completed in 2007. "The tables aren't stained; the steel isn't painted. The materials are what they are."
An added bonus? The house has some stunning views of the Blue Mountain area.
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Photos: Courtesy of Dwell