Woodlawn Avenue Residence

Toronto, Canada
Photo © Peter Legris
Photo © Peter Legris
Photo © Peter Legris
Photo © Peter Legris
Photo © Peter Legris
Photo © Peter Legris
Photo © Peter Legris
Photo © Peter Legris
Architects
PLANT Architect Inc.
Year
2007
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
Undisclosed

The scope of this project included extensive interior renovations to a downtown, three-storey house, including raising the third floor dormer roof, rear façade renovations, and extensive built-in millwork. The house borders a shallow ravine to the north, with stunning views to the rear – of which none of the rooms took advantage previously. The renovations focused on connecting the interior with the outside ravine while creating an exciting interconnection of interior spaces. The ground floor was almost completely rearranged to provide a layered, continuous flow of entertainment space that always features the ravine as its backdrop. Side windows were frosted to ensure the view focused on the ravine. Second floor windows were reconfigured to rationalize the façade and the view. The third floor addition raised the sloped roof, providing a continuous panoramic window for the new master bedroom and ensuite bath, sitting at the level of the tree canopies much like a treehouse. Volumetric layering of the interior was achieved by using panels of frosted glass, wall slots, metal mesh curtains, lighting, and layering of shifted colours.

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