Avant Garde – Certified Net Zero

Completed: 2017

Puslinch, ON N3C 2V4

Canada’s First Certified Luxury Net Zero Home


This truly magnificent 4,600 sq. ft. home in Guelph’s prestigious Heritage Lake Estates community is Canada’s first certified luxury Net Zero Home. Features 9200 square feet of living space on an exclusive and private 1 acre Lot.

A net-zero energy (NZE) home is designed and built to reduce household energy needs to a minimum and includes on-site renewable energy systems that enable the home to produce at least as much energy as it consumes on a yearly basis.

This home is a gorgeous meld of woods and whites, taupes and creams creating an ambiance of pure luxury throughout. From ceilings that range from 20’ to 16’ to 12’, a majestic air of glamour permeates, underscored by rare accouterments like heated patios, walkways and driveway and smoked glass custom stair railings.

The main floor features a temperature controlled wine room with black pearl racking system to house 280 bottles, a 4-season room with floor to ceiling hand carved limestone fireplace and wall to wall windows, a stunning great room as well as a breathtaking master suite, 3 more bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a diva-inspired kitchen and pantry as well as automatic blinds on all windows.

A great deal of effort was put into the design and engineering of this home in keeping with classic Claxton + Marsh design for maximum curb appeal. The last thing we wanted was to have people drive by the home and say “look at that lovely environmentally friendly home”.  With thoughtful, intelligent design our homeowners can enjoy the future… today.

At Claxton + Marsh, we believe this is the future of building and we are proud to help lead the way to a more sustainable environment and future.