Fresh Update to an Aging Home for a Young Couple

Fresh Update to an Aging Home for a Young Couple

Project: House for Entertaining / Fresh Update
Architects: These Architects
Location: Toronto, Canada
Photo Credits: Naomi Finlay
Text and photos provided by These Architects

On a lushly treed street in midtown Toronto, this project brought a fresh update to an aging home for a young couple with a growing family. Central to their desire was an open communal space that would accommodate their extended family and large social gatherings.

Fresh Update to an Aging Home for a Young Couple

An extensive interior alteration allowed the main living spaces to flow with a new kitchen extending down one side of this grand space ending in a dropped rear living room with views to its perennial english garden beyond. Opposite this, a new wood and glass feature stair climbs to the second floor bedrooms, washed by a light-filled skylight.

House for Entertaining / These Architects

A new front extension was carefully inserted, squaring off its old shingled mansard roof, wrapping to a more pronounced and generous entry condition. A metal lined second floor window provided an intimate box-bay seating area for their young daughter.

Fresh Update to an Aging Home for a Young Couple

House for Entertaining / These Architects

Fresh Update to an Aging Home for a Young Couple

House for Entertaining / These Architects

Fresh Update to an Aging Home for a Young Couple

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