Type: Private Residence – Toronto, Playter Estates
Hidden behind concealed double doors, this third-floor renovation in Toronto’s Playter Estates creates a luxurious, grown-up retreat for its owners.
Once comprising the family room and a guest bedroom, the clients sought to transform the top level of their house into a private, refined master level. Far more than just a bedroom, the enclave – which fits a king-size bed and ample built-in storage – also contains a complete home theatre system. This system is concealed thanks to a retractable ceiling mounted projection screen and built-in speakers. There is a large west-facing skylight which opens to a small balcony. A linear, three-sided fireplace is enjoyed from both the bathroom and the bedroom.
The new custom master bathroom is a lavish escape in itself, complete with steam shower, large freestanding bathtub framed by an existing bay window, and its own outdoor terrace, which opened off the previous family room. A double vanity is located against a short wall, which acts as a divider from the dressing area behind.
Moving upstairs also created an opportunity for the owners to rework their old second-floor bathroom into a functional, easy-to-clean space which will serve their two teenage sons for years to come. A warm, neutral palette was used to add maturity and longevity to the bathroom design. The new, more spacious layout contains a generous custom vanity with two sinks and ample storage, and replaces a separate bathtub with an open-plan shower.