On a site to the west of Ottawa, the  clients wanted a modern, clean looking house in which to raise their three young children. The plan of the house consists of two interconnected rectangles at 45 degrees to each other. The double height living room has full height windows to take advantage of the southern exposure and bring light into both levels of the house. This space becomes the focal point of the house and many of the other rooms are connected to it through balconies, open railings and sliding doors. The upper level decks allow for child’s play and relaxation all with a view of the Gatineau Hills.