And all I want, is to go home

Country Craftsman

Thanks to Brian, Fred and the Maple Leaf Custom Homes crew, our home turned out better than we had hoped for or imagined it.

We absolutely love it!

Design — Build. We couldn’t imagine building any other way.

Jeff and Nancy McAllister have the perfect home in which to live, work and party.

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Custom home by Maple Leaf is built into a ridge

Originally posted in The Ottawa Citizen

Cutting into a ridge to build a dream home has one disadvantage. “There’s a lot of rock to chip,” quips Brian Saumure of Maple Leaf Custom Homes, the company responsible for this chic, nature-friendly home on a three-acre lot in Dunrobin.

Nancy and Jeff credit designer Brian Saumure with the home’s perfect orientation. At sunset, the best spot to be is the living room, although they don’t get to spend as much time there as they would like. The cultured stone wall has a built-in TV and storage designed by Jeff.

Infill projects find a home in capital

Originally posted in The Ottawa business Journal

Developer Fred Carmosino might live in Dunrobin but he’s knows all about the benefits of downtown living.

Sure, there’s the convenience of being close to a plethora of shopping and entertainment options in the city’s central core. But when Mr. Carmosino, one of the owners of Maple Leaf Custom Homes, talks about the growth of the infill housing market in Ottawa, he’s really referring to the bottom line on the balance sheet.

David Sugarman is a broker with Coldwell Banker Rhodes and Company.
Photo by Mark Holleron.

An edgy infill for a timid Ottawa

Originally posted in Midtown Reviews

Sometimes even a modest project can bundle together a number of salient issues about how we build a worth city. This is the case with the Midtowns, eight new townhouses on High Street near Britannia Beach.

Rural living made easy


There's nothing traditional about the West Carleton house. Backing directly on to the Ottawa River, it features a sandy beach with views of fabulous sunsets and storms that dash the water in shades of red, orange, yellow, purple and black.

The house has an industrial, commercial look with cedar, stucco and ridged steel siding, while a terrace with overhanging roof shields most of a wall of windows from direct sunlight and helps keep the home cool.
Photo by Wayne Cuddington.