A Room with a View, Toronto / Superkül

A Room with a View, Toronto / Superkül

Project: A Room with a View
Architects: Superkül
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Size: 665 sf
Photos: Tom Arban
Text by Superkül

This transformative intervention to a home in midtown Toronto comprises a complete renovation and addition to the second and third floors, reorganizing and rearticulating the private spaces to meet a young family’s evolving needs. The poetic heart of the project locates itself in the master suite on the second floor, which, in warmer months, draws in the majesty of the abundant trees on the property and in the adjacent park.

A Room with a View, Toronto / Superkül

The suite is intended as a refuge, a place of hushed serenity away from the demands of busy careers and frenetic urban life. A strategy to promote an enhanced connection to nature and landscape includes an immense south-facing window that stretches floor to ceiling, wall to wall. Awash in sunlight, the room enjoys sweeping views of the neighbourhood and parkland: in summer, a solid verdant expanse of gently fluttering leaves; and in winter, tree branches stand in stark contrast against the whiteness of the snow-covered city beyond.

A Room with a View, Toronto / Superkül

White oak predominates: its warmth and pleasing grain registers in the floors, walls, ceiling and millwork. In complement, handmade Moroccan tiles in a muted pink and white geometric pattern line the floor beneath the bathtub and sheathe the privacy wall – forming, in effect, a striking mural that complements the vast number of significant artworks in the house.

A Room with a View, Toronto / Superkül

Above the bathtub, the skylight emerges as the focal point of the room, providing an additional source of daylight while further enhancing the connection to a natural environment of sky and trees. Materially consistent with the walls, ceiling and floor, the oak-sheathed planar facets create an intriguingly sculptural void that channels light into the space, resulting in constantly shifting patterns of sun and shadow throughout the course of the day.

bedroom, Toronto / Superkül

A Room with a View, Toronto / Superkül

bathroom, Toronto / Superkül

terrace, Toronto / Superkül

blank

Newsletter HomeWorldDesign

To be updated with all the latest projects

Most Recent

Most Popular

Spectacular and Fashionable Tribeca Penthouse in New York

This Tribeca penthouse was modernized by David Howell Design. Description by David Howell Design: Housed in one of New York’s original cast iron façade buildings,...
Downtown Asheville Apartment 5

Downtown Asheville Apartment by Samsel Architects

This downtown apartment is a modern renovation in a historic Asheville building from 1905. Our design delivers a welcoming new home for the client, as well as for his extensive art collection.

Sanderson House – Extension to a Victorian House in the Form of a Fox

London-based David Kohn designed the single-storey extension to create more living space for Sanderson family – hence the name, Sanderson House. The project won the...
Yeoncheon Diaspora House by L’EAU Design

Yeoncheon Diaspora House by L’EAU Design

Yeoncheon Diaspora House is based on autonomy and flexibility in placement in order to respect each other's life, but it takes into account the local characteristics of the site.

Westhampton Beach Playhouse by Chango

Westhampton Beach Playhouse is a five-bedroom house designed by Chango & Co., a full-service New York interior design firm. Description by Chango & Co.: The most...

More Articles Like This