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2008 Best Unlimited Residential
Chelster Hall Residence

Project Statistics

Location: Oakville, Ontario
Type: Private Residence
Size: 60,000 sq. ft. (15,000 sq. ft. unfinished)
ICF Use: 100% of Exterior walls, plus additional outbuildings and ICF Pool
Height: Approx. 35 feet high (intermediate floor)

Project Timeline
1,200 days (2003-2007)

Construction Team
Owner: Undisclosed
Architect: The Hicks Partnership/William R Hicks
General Contractor: Same as Architect
ICF Installer: HomeTek/Ruby Abecassis
ICF Distributor: Fastform/Archie Duiker
ICF System: Nudura

Fast Facts

  • Modeled on the 17th Century Blickling Hall in Norfolk England
  • Owner wanted a home that would last 1000 years
  • Claimed to be largest private residence in Canada
  • Perhaps the largest ICF home built to date.
  • Zoned heating and cooling reduce energy costs
  • Each story measures 16 feet floor-to-ceiling
  • The 35-foot walls are all plumb within ¼ inch.
  • Roof panelized off-site and installed in six sections
  • Indoor ICF Pool walls measured 32’6” with no intermediate supports
  • Project completed on-time and within budget.
  • Attracted worldwide attention; TV and press coverage from the air (due to private owner prohibiting ground access.)

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