This turn-of-the-century house, modified in the late 60s, is situated on an exceptionally large and private lot in central Toronto. The defining character of the house was found in its rear garden, but the house did not address the garden in a strong clear way. Through a modern framework, this project creates an important link between house and garden space beyond.
Care was taken to restore the original house (including the 1960’s intervention by architect Peter Hamilton) and to express the new work as a product of our current time. The resultant legibility of the composition allows the observer to understand the layered history of the house while enjoying its coherent spatial order.