Located in Toronto’s Roncesvalles neighbourhood, this project contended with a street dominated by Edwardian-styled homes, a transitioning zoning bylaw, and a client with a challenging project.
The contemporary exterior features self-weathering steel, graphite zinc and dark brick that allows the home to recede into the otherwise historic streetscape.
A carport and garage are tucked beneath the cantilevered front living room space, where a basement mudroom provides access and a quick and convenient route to the central kitchen.
The dark and rich exterior gives way to an interior featuring a palette of bright whites, warm wood and the client’s mid-century modern décor.
“Grenadier House is a healthy dwelling that can be proudly used as a model for sustainable and contemporary residential design.”
– Design Source Guide
But part of a skilled architect’s approach includes making the house harmonize with its surroundings in a way that’s both progressive and sympathetic.
“Modern Homes Rankle Homeowners in Established Neighbourhoods, But Do They Have To?”
– National Post