Type: Private Residence – Toronto
The programming of this house is quite extensive and presented several opportunities. The house is a 1950’s build in Cabbagetown, a neighborhood well known for it’s collection of Victorian homes. This home didn’t fit the cherished history of the area and was not designated historical. It presented an opportunity to create a contemporary residence in this historic area.
Only the side walls of the original home were preserved, and all levels were expanded and reconfigured. The basement was lowered by underpinning, a 3rdfloor was added, and a rear addition stretched and expanded all levels. Extensive glazing at the front and rear offers the best views of the city at the back and a park in front. A roof terrace on the 3rdfloor bring you eye level to the tree canopy of the park across the street.
The interior is calm, modern and warm with unique wooden stair walls, paneling and details. This was my first project where I detailed and incorporated a glass floor – what a treat!