Located in the Toronto's east-end community of Riverdale, this residential house faces a favourite neighbourhood park. Post Architecture was brought in to dramatically open up the house to exterior views, while collaborating with a team of engineers, builders and designers to make the century-old house perform to modern standards. Accommodating a modern aesthetic is not easy to achieve in old masonry structures without major intervention, but also requires sensitivity when introducing it to the streetscape. Modern dormers replaced the traditional gabled ones, and the new metal-clad third floor addition was built respectful of the existing building heights and roof overhands, to ease the transition. The new dormers are designed with deep overhands on all sides to further moderate the views in (as well as out) and add privacy especially from the street level.
Interior design by Tanya Yeung at Analogue Design Studio; millwork by John Ozimec at Laneway Studio; landscaping by Living Space Landscape; art consulting by Mazar-Fox Art Consulting Inc.; construction by C4 Construction ; photography by Arnaud Marthouret at Revelateur Studio.