Young architects often design homes for their parents. But for Toronto's Julia Knezic, it was an especially intimate job: her mom Susan Farkas's new house is next to her own. When the property became available, she lured her parents into moving from their suburban neighborhood. "My mom said, 'Fine, but I want a new house." In response, Julia designed a new 2,100-square-foot open-plan house, with generous public rooms and only one bedroom.
The Danish teak dining set belonged to Susan's sister-in-law.