Villa Cortile is a unique building type in Canada’s residential landscape. Inspired by a modern take on a traditional Italian Villa, the design begins with a collection of buildings organized around an enclosed outdoor courtyard. The architecture uses luxurious materials and classical proportions with simplified details to give the façade a modern edge. Large pieces of stone are combined with smaller scaled brick to give the building a varied, yet balanced texture. The interior design is comfortable and forward thinking. It combines classic elements with modern finishes. A dichotomy of old and new can be seen in the feature stair that marries a traditional sweeping staircase with a clean and bold modern aesthetic. The dining room and kitchen open up to the enclosed outdoor space, providing the homeowners with a seamless opportunity for indoor/outdoor entertaining. In addition, the homeowners can also enjoy outdoor living at the rear of the house, with an expansive backyard garden, terrace and swimming pool.