2021 IID 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner | Branthaven Community | II BY IV DESIGN

Located just west of Toronto, Canada, the authentically heritage rich Community Crafted Towns Presentation Gallery is surrounded by an astonishing green landscape with countless modern conveniences. Minimal, thematic architectural features reminiscent of a modern barn are strategically integrated with the original wood frame structure.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
International Interior Design Awards 2021

Branthaven Community
Retail Interior


Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook

Design Team
Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook




The storefront entrance to this sales centre is architecturally bold, yet warm and inviting for potential home buyers to feel welcomed as they step into the retail space. Walking in, you are greeted by a friendly and approachable atmosphere that speaks to a benchmark of quality, a pursuit of design details, artisanal execution, and thoughtful materials.

The process of buying a home has changed significantly over the years. Buyers are more sophisticated and more knowledgeable of their needs and expectations than previous generations. Sales centres like this Presentation Gallery have elevated the home buying experience, offering a high-price product that directly improves the way you live.

The values of this home buying demographic drive the personal yet practical style of how the customizable features of a home is displayed in this retail space. For this developer, their homes range from classic to contemporary, but are all built with quality construction, low maintenance and push towards life-centric designs and purpose-driven, creative living spaces. The finishes options are vertically displayed, and thoughtfully wall mounted with details such as cognac coloured leather hanging tabs.

Notable materials used are finished reclaimed wood salvaged from the original construction, inside and out, with visual textures that highlight its relationship to nature and surrounding area. Sustainable LED lights accentuate the interior palette of earthy tones, and complement the refined sense of rustic warmth established by the wood stool seating and flooring throughout. All finishes and materials used were thoughtfully selected to create a cohesive design vernacular between the exterior architecture and interior retail space.

A unique feature is the impressively massive boulder, recovered from the field excavation, and centrally positioned to invite customers to socialize and gather. The relaxed atmosphere offers potential homebuyers a visual respite and sense of comfort while exploring design features which include the full kitchen and bathroom vignettes. This immersive experience serves as inspiration for the residence, providing a glimpse into a contemporary lifestyle environment.

By creating a memorable experience for the potential home buyer, the Community Crafted Towns Presentation Gallery successfully incorporates all the displays of customizable features for your home, in a setting that is relaxed yet sophisticated. Using smart design choices to represent the lifestyle of the growing community development makes it comfortable and effortless for the home buying customer to make a decision that will elevate their way of living. Most impressively, the homes in this community development sold out within 10 days of opening.

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