Lawrence Manor Contemporary House

Lawrence Manor Contemporary House

These homeowners are modern art collectors, and they wanted their home to be seen as a modern sculpture. They used high-end products on the exterior of the home, and it was important for the outdoor area to maintain the same high-end, functional appeal.

Project Details

  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Applications: Decking, Fencing
  • Installation: Hidden Clips
  • Species: White Ash
  • Designer: Thomas Tampold, Yorkville Design Centre
  • Photographer: Larry Arnal

Project Challenge

In Toronto, outdoor structures need to be able to stand up to harsh Canadian winters – lots of snow, lots of wind, and lots of bitter cold. Red cedar is beautiful, but simply doesn’t hold up well under those conditions. The homeowners and architect searched for a real-wood product as attractive as cedar – but not as expensive as ipe – that had the durability required for the climate.

Thermory Solution

Thermory Benchmark Ash decking and fencing provided the rich tones, crisp, strong lines and most importantly, exceptional durability and stability they were hoping to achieve. With its 25 year rot-resistance rating and stunning natural aging evolution, combined with the expert, innovative design, their Thermory deck is a work of art that will last decades!

Maintenance Not Required

The homeowners were not interested in using products that would need continual refinishing and replacing. Fortunately, Thermory products are extremely low-maintenance and age beautifully.

Art Inside And Out

This modern house is stunning – and filled with unique artwork. The beautifully designed and installed deck and fence create a seamless transition from inside to outside, with a dazzling aesthetic from top to bottom.

“As an architect, I'm always looking for new decking material. Our contractor advised us about Thermory for its durability; we found it to be priced in between cedar and ipe, plus it looks amazing!”

- Thomas Tampold, Architect and Owner of Yorkville Design

Products Benchmark Series

Our Benchmark Ash grooved decking provided solutions to the challenges of the project.

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The hidden clip system offers stability without unsightly screws - just smooth, beautiful wood!

4" Hidden Clip with Screw (T4)

Use with any of our 4" white ash decking products.

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