Choosing to build a home on the Bruce Peninsula means that you believe in the importance of setting and that you are venturing towards placing yourself in one of the most beautiful locations Canada has to offer. With the lush sections of the Bruce Trail, the waterfront access, and the crystal-clear turquoise beaches of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, there are endless possibilities for your new home or second dwelling.
And-Rod is proud to be partnering with Linwood Homes so that we can offer you a range of design options to meet your specific needs. From 750-square-foot tiny homes to full-size post-and-beam models, And-Rod and Linwood have a comprehensive list of customizable models to choose from. Each design has been selected due to their innate ability to function well on the Bruce Peninsula.
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Linwood designs are prefabricated, meaning you have access to tried-and-true materials that won’t stretch your budget or cause excess waste. Each design And-Rod and Linwood are patterning to offer, possesses the unique ability to inhabit the location of your dreams; fitting seamlessly into its gorgeous surroundings without obstructing the area’s natural beauty. Whether you are searching for a minimalist tiny-home design or are looking to suit the needs of a large family, Linwood’s model list contains something for you. Their vast selection of home design options can accommodate any range of budgets, home sizes, or footprints. Working with Linwood, And-Rod is able to offer an extensive list of customizable features so that each home can be tailored to you. Elements like wood-burning fireplaces, natural hardwood stairs, locally sourced accent materials, sprawling porches for views of the landscape, screened outdoor seating areas, steps to the water, and oversized windows to catch the sunsets; mean that your home will be distinctively yours. The possibilities for personalizing your perfect design are endless. Linwood’s combination of Post and Beam details and conventional wood frame designs offer a unique mixture of solid, well-built homes, with traditional features and a modern flare. The way Linwood has developed their prefabricated material packages for all of their homes, enables them to offer these beautiful designs without the difficulties of high engineering costs.
When browsing the Linwood designs that And-Rod is offering, take into account the space you want to inhabit. Try to imagine how the home will suit your every need, how it will integrate into the beautiful space where you’ve chosen to live and how you would like to make it your own custom space. Each design has an initial beauty and purpose, but is fully capable of being transformed and customized to suit you and your family perfectly.
Location plays such a large role in the creation of your dream living space, which is why we choose to build in such a beautiful, naturally rich area. Here are two across-the-board factors about the Linwood designs we’ve chosen to offer.
1. Each design we’ve chosen provides an incredible amount of natural light, allowing you to experience the outdoors surrounding your home from the comfort of your living room.
2. Every design we construct has the ability to serve as a primary, year-round residence, while also offering ideal features for those looking to build cottages or vacation homes.
At And-Rod we understand the appeal of the Bruce Peninsula and its surrounding area... after all, we chose to call this our home.
Our partnership with Linwood Homes is based on the principal that we believe your dream property and home should be accessible to you. If you’re looking for inspiration, we’re here to guide you through the process of narrowing in on your ideal, customized living space. For more information and to allow yourself to envision your life in your perfect home, head to Linwood Homes or reach out to us to explore design options. Let us help you in your quest to find the home that compliments your life and serves your unique needs.
*The designs below have been selected due to its innate ability to function well on the Bruce Peninsula, but are not your only Linwood options.*
If you are interested in achieving a simplistic, intentional lifestyle that honours the world around you, then this design might be for you. Imagine each and every element in your tiny living space having a perfect, cohesive purpose, while the nature it rests in offers you endless exploration.
As one of the most minimalist-friendly designs, And-Rod will offer the Cardinal home at just under 1000 sq. ft. with a total living space of 925 sq. ft. The modern design allows for a simplistic open-concept design, with a kitchen, bathroom amenities, and two bedrooms on the first floor, while the tall, vaulted ceiling creates ample L-shaped loft space above. Perfect for a single inhabitant, a couple, or a new family; this design presents an uncluttered approach to home ownership.
Preserve the natural beauty of your building lot with its tiny footprint without compromising on the essentials. This design also offers the perfect option for someone looking to build a secondary living space on a lot with an existing home, or for those looking to purchase a smaller lot. The Cardinal can be customized to accommodate those looking for a simplistic cabin, bunkie, cottage, or year-round living space, and it ensures that you will make the most of your home and the scenery around it. See the design here.
Small footprint, energy efficient, modest materials, customizable open-concept living, exposed support beams accent the entry way, modern minimalist design, adaptive to surroundings, lower cost of amenities in comparison to larger builds, provides a small footprint with all of the essentials; large windows upstairs, in the living room, and sliding door options for the kitchen; offer great naturally lit areas.
If open-concept living, plenty of natural light, and maintaining a relatively small footprint, while comfortably accommodating up to 6 people, appeals to you; this may be your ideal design. Imagine waking to the smell of coffee and stepping out into the dew of morning to inhale the the Bruce Peninsula’s tree-lined beauty, from your own perfectly customized porch
And-Rod will offer the Deerbay design in the range of 1000-1500 sq.ft. meaning it maintains an ability to integrate comfortably into its surroundings without imposing or intruding on the natural landscape, but provides a slightly larger space for those looking to meet their individual living needs. Home options, like a wrap-around porch that offers outward views of the peninsula, custom fireplaces to keep you warm through the colder months, and layouts for up to three bedrooms; make this design extremely versatile. The Deerbay design is compact, but spacious and can be customized for you own personal needs whether that means an office overlooking the water, or inspired space for your art studio. To learn more about the design and to see photos of it have a look here.
The Deerbay design is compact, but spacious and can be customized for you own personal needs whether that means an office overlooking the water, or inspired space for your art studio. To learn more about the design and to see photos of it have a look here.
Rustic wrap-around porch, relatively small design means lower cost of materials, can accommodate smaller footprints, large accent windows on the upper walls in the living room offer massive amounts of natural light, large open-concept living/ dining area, tall vaulted-ceiling options, comfortably sized bedrooms, custom fireplace options for living room, sliding doors for porch access, and traditional design featuring a single ridge beam and modern elements
Picture yourself on a summer’s evening; the chirp of the birds winding down as the sun makes its way towards the tree-line in the distance. From the kitchen you can hear your family laughing at the dinner table situated under the overhanging roof on the porch. Making your way through the sliding doors to join them, you’re overtaken by the beauty of your surroundings. If a comfortable living space for multiple inhabitants, grand window-views of the lake and forest surrounding your property, and flexible room design appeals to you, you might be interested in the Shorehaven design by Linwood
Shorehaven offers a medium-sized design option that And-Rod will offer in the range of 1500-2000 sq. ft, making it another design that is flexible to your needs. With up to 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and fantastic opportunities for an open-concept living room and kitchen, this design would perfectly serve a family or a couple who love entertaining. The Shorehaven design adapts well to rocky or hilled areas, as the foundation can compensate for the slope of the lot, allowing you to look out above breezy waters or forest hills. The main floor contains options for bedrooms, bathrooms, studies and a large kitchen. The great room, attached to the kitchen allows the rural skies to enter your home, as it its high-walled design offers up ample space for massive windows. The loft-style upper floor provides a the perfect space for a well-lit bedroom, office, or studio.
Outside of the home, the deck provides options for covered outdoor dining and ample living space to soak up the sun and fresh air. Spend summer days swimming in fresh water before climbing the shore back to your modern home with a rustic backbone, and cozying up with loved ones on your custom deck. The perfect combination of intentional space, high ceilings and comfortable living areas make this a wonderful medium-sized home option. To learn more about the design click here.
Medium sized design offers flexible room layout, spacious outdoor living area options including dining area, flexibility landscape layout, pre-determined primary materials, customizable, modern feel with traditional backbone, exposed beam design, accent beam options, large open-concept kitchen.
Does the sound of an indoor dining porch nestled into the heart of the woods entice you? What about a full-sized home with every amenity you or your family could need? If so, the Antler Trail might be the option for you. Picture entertaining your distant relatives over the holidays, the fireplace dancing while family laughter reverberates. Imagine an overdue getaway for you and your close friends, spending your days in the water, then around the fire pit, before retreating to your own quiet rooms
The Antler Trail is one of the largest Linwood design options being offered by And-Rod. This home can be built at 2000 sq. ft. or more and makes intentional use of its large space. Features like multiple sliding glass door entryways, covered porches, dormer windows that provide second-floor headroom, a games room, and a large kitchen make this design ideal for those looking for a large, useful space.
A mixture of open concept and closed floor plans instills feelings of spaciousness while maintaining privacy, making this home ideal for multiple inhabitants. With up to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, imagine sharing this beautiful space with your loved ones. Explore the area’s surrounding trails during the day before returning for a home-cooked meal in the enclosed dining area as the sky draws its evening curtain of Ontario stars. To learn more about this design have a look here.
Grandiose accent windows in main living room, upstairs dormer windows add space and light, large design offers ample customizable living space, unique indoor/outdoor dining-room options, flexibility for landscaping, customizable, large bedrooms, huge vaulted ceilings, multiple exposed support beams offer beautiful wood grained accents to the home, private sliding door options on main-floor bedrooms, customizable fireplace options, accent beam design options on the homes exterior, covered porch, large open-concept kitchen, private bedroom quarters, large runway connecting the bedrooms while overlooking the living room.