The new homeowners of a two-and-a-half-story brick home in Parkdale, Toronto, reached out to local studio The Practice of Everyday Design with a hefty project in mind: converting the building’s three apartments back into a single-family home. With a total construction cost of $750,000 CAD (or $571,950 USD), the architects designed an open, spacious dwelling that embraces the couple’s personal style and can accommodate friends and family.
Windows & Doors
Rubbish & Demolition
Studs & Drywall
|Grand Total: $750,000 CAD ($571,950 USD)|
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Minus small repairs to the original brickwork and new windows which matched those existing, the front of the home was left intact. A modern addition at the rear of the home increased the footprint while maintaining the charm of the original street presence. Clad in matte black aluminum, the addition is a contemporary contrast to the historic front facade, yet discreet enough that it tucks behind the original structure, only visible as you walk alongside it.
On the interior, the home was completely gutted through the two-and-a-half floors, with a new underpinned basement dug out. The original brick wall of the house remains, with openings cut through it to the new addition which houses the kitchen and master suite above.
The main living spaces reside on the first floor open to one another, merely separated by a divided wall. A double-height, vaulted space fills half of the second floor, anchored by a wood-clad massing which includes two bedrooms and a bathroom. The new master suite and spa-like bath fills the other half in the new addition.
Custom millwork and unique design details maximize storage throughout the home. The simple interior complements the clients' personal style and unique art collections. Neutral materials create a calm atmosphere perfect for the comfort of a family home.
More Budget Breakdown:
General Contractor: M-Squared Contracting Inc.
Structural Engineer: Rampsrasad Engineers Inc.
Interior Design: The Practice of Everyday Design
Cabinetry Design / Installation: Kevin Karst Design Inc.