I'm heading to a cocktail party tonight at one of my dearest friend's homes. We met 4 or 5 years ago when he enlisted my old firm to renovate and design his newly purchased, in much need of TLC, home.
The result is a stunning, contemporary home in central Toronto. Maintaining many of the home's traditional elements, namely on the exterior, allowed for a harmonious blend between his contemporary style and the neighbourhood's traditional facades.
The house interior was stripped back to the brick and reconstructed from joists, mechanical and electrical through to landscaping and finishes. We took the previously uninhabitable attic and created an open airy bonus space.
One of my favourite people, now lives in one of my favourite projects.
Here are a few of my own amateur shots of it I took last year. Quite a remarkable transformation.