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Munro House / Wanda Ely Architect

Munro House in Toronto Wanda Ely Architect

Architect: Wanda Ely Architect
Project: Munro House
Location: Toronto, Canada
Photography: Scott Norsworthy

Munro House is a single-family home designed by Wanda Ely Architect for a young family from Toronto, Canada. Built for a couple who love to cook and entertain, this renovation opens up the ground floor and relocates the kitchen to the center of the home. Upstairs, two washroom spaces are combined to make a bright and open luxury bathroom designed around an original claw-foot tub.

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Walnut detailing runs through the main floor, wrapping a dropped ceiling that defines and gives order to each space as it flows into the next.

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High performance appliances and hardware teamed with carefully considered detailing and walnut surrounds, lend the IKEA cabinetry a refined and sophisticated look

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The wood wraps around the room, framing the light pendants, and ties together the spaces with a striking graphic quality

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Carefully detailed custom walnut wine rack is slotted discretely into the living room wall

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Subtle, refined details

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Bowed ceramic backsplash tiles provide depth and texture in contrast to the hard surface materials

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Subtle, refined details

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A level of sophistication is achieved by shrouding a functional and economical IKEA wardrobe in walnut panels, and accenting it with leather seat and pulls

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Floor-to-ceiling marble mosaic tiled wall provides a shimmering backdrop to the original claw-foot tub

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A continuous niche, carved out of the marble mosaic tiled wall, is lined with a solid surface material that becomes the vanity countertop. Frameless glass shower enclosure allows for a clear reading of the marble mosaic tile feature wall

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