Is there a home that epitomizes the Canadian experience? I'm not sure but I think the Maddock House comes pretty darn close. Built by Canadian architect Marc Boutin, the Maddock House currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, well within eye shot of the Rocky Mountains.
The design utilizes stone cladding on the main level as an important architectural concept. Through the extension of landscape walls, the Maddock House is able to strike a well-defined balance between interior and exterior spaces. The top two floors are clad in stained wood and feature glazing as well as sun shading to support passive solar gain, natural lighting and ventilation. Stone walls also define contained exterior spaces allowing for added levels of privacy and amenity. This house is truly an idyllic piece of Canadian architecture.