AZ House

Situated in an affluent area of mid-town Toronto this modern house serves to celebrate the clients’ love of nature and their desire to easily connect with their private outdoor spaces. The surrounding neighborhood is made up of predominantly traditional houses with mature trees and gardens lining the street that’s a short drive to the financial district of the city. 

The clients for this project were a forward thinking couple with a drive to create a house with clean spaces and a strong street presence. The design process progressed through collaborative engagement directly with the clients to ensure that the house achieved their objectives and enabled their desired lifestyle.

Through in depth consultation with the clients, a modern house with connections to the backyard as well as abundant natural light was proposed. As part of the design process we established a need to have an intimate connection to the outdoors while maintaining the separation from the street to enable privacy. Windows on the ground floor are arranged to optimize views of the green spaces while minimizing views to neighboring houses. The green roof gives views of nature while still providing privacy to the adjacent spaces.

The clients love to entertain so the house was designed with sufficient spaces in the kitchen for guests to mingle. There is also a direct connection to the living room and dining room to enhance conversations during the frequent parties the clients hold.

Interior spaces are open and light and significant thought was put into the details to help define spaces in the open concept main floor. Rich wood flooring provides a base for mostly neutral walls with feature colors highlighting several important areas of the house. Innovative use of materials and clean details achieved both a resonant modern feel as well as remaining within the clients’ within budget. The clients were thrilled with the final result, which enhances their lifestyle while staying true to their vision.


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