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The Equestrian

The Equestrian at 364 Flare Grove in Mahogany, Manotick is the sixth and final Dream Home collaboration for Tanya Collins Design with Minto, for the Children's Hospital (CHEO) Dream of a Lifteime Lottery.  The Equestrian embodies a timeles design blending modern equestrian fashion and upscale British riding culture for a sophisticated yet understated ambiance.  Bolder colors like British racing green, navy blue and camel, warm wood finishes, antique brass lighting, panelled walls and waffle wood ceilings offer a profound sense of home. Dekton kitchen counters and backsplash imitate heavily veined marble, basketweave tile flooring and dark wood vanities lend a luxury hotel-like experience and checkerboard black and white flooring in the entranceway resemble what might be found in a countryside estate.  With the Chinoiserie found in the powder room wallpaper and blue and white ginger jars and lamps, the brass mesh cabinet inlays, mullioned glass details, cognac leather sofas, plaid drapery and herringbone patterned rugs layered with graphic zebra cowhide accents, the overall effect is very layered, appealing to a discerning owner who also simulataneously values maintenance-free materials for family living.  

Prioritizing resilience and sustainability, the Equestrian exceeds current building codes by 81% in energy efficiency. Operational carbon emissions are 88% lower, supported by solar panels, battery storage, state-of-the-art insulation, and geothermal heating and cooling systems. Advanced features such as Panasonic Canada's EverVolt™ solar panels, Intelli-Balance™ Energy Recovery Ventilators, WhisperAir Repair™ with nanoe X™ purification technology, and Smart Swidget plugs and switches offer greater control over solar power, circulate fresh air, purify indoor air, and monitor air quality.  Not only do all of these features enhance comfort but also contribute to a home that is both environmentally conscious and forward-thinking.