Project: Bay St Townhouse
Architects: Architecture Riot
Design Team: Ava Nourbaran, Sally Kassar
Contractor: Heidman Construction
Millwork: Studio Hand
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Photo Credits: Riley Snelling
Bay St Townhouse is a 4-storey house, located in the heart of downtown Toronto, underwent a major transformation to meet the needs of a young urban couple. Despite their maximalist lifestyle, they desired a streamlined interior. Our team was tasked with creating ample storage space while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic. The solution was to reconfigure much of the house, including custom his-and-hers office spaces, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry in living areas, and full-height closets in the family room to showcase the client’s impressive sneaker collection.
The redesigned kitchen features durable materials and a luxurious sink, opening up to the living area with a modernized fireplace surround and additional storage. Custom millwork provides full-height pantries and conceals tech and utilities for a minimalist look. In line with the client’s “waste-not” philosophy, the existing hardwood floors were sanded and refinished on all levels for a brighter and more contemporary feel.
The home now boasts a muted monochromatic colour palette, updated bathrooms, and bright white walls that reflect natural light wherever possible. Thoughtful cove lighting and ample ceiling fixtures bring light to every corner of this bright and airy Toronto home. With its refreshed look and strategic design, this prime downtown Toronto townhouse is the perfect fit for its young, modern inhabitants.