Palmerston Boulevard is a well-known romantic residential street situated in Toronto’s downtown. A young couple with two children approached Altius Architecture to redesign their semi-detached home while keeping the historic exterior. The dwelling contains three bathrooms and three bedrooms. The clients were looking for an open-plan layout with integrated light, minimal, and natural finishes.
The interior of the 2,860 square foot home is all white oak, with white and grey accents, maintaining a very ‘clean’ Scandinavian-like aesthetic. All millwork is custom designed to match the overall look. The main feature of the house is the 3-panel lift and slide over-looking the rear garden from the main living space, which you see upon entrance.
The house has ample daylight coming in through many large windows, some original stain-glass ones as well as new skylights. The ground floor was squared off with an addition to create more living space. A third floor dormer was also extended in order to make a large master suite. The master bedroom features a fireplace, 10′ ceilings, and a 4×4 skylight in the central space. There is plenty storage space concealed along the walls.