For this small west Toronto renovation, rather than imagine a home comprised of rooms within an open plan we conceived a room revolving around a singular mass. The ‘mass’ presents the aesthetic grounding for the project while also containing all of its support functions in a clean plywood wrapper.

The plywood volume is used to lengthen the relatively modest floor plan that contains the living, dining, kitchen and entry. By stretching itself across the programs and extending the kitchen surface, the plywood volume creates a functional graphic that leads the eye across the space. While the mass acts as an aesthetic tool it also contains a foyer, closet, stairs, kitchen and even as a little house for Rusty!

The genesis of producing a space for the pup came out of a simple line in the brief, requesting we consider a space for a dog bed. With such a modest amount of space it wasn’t an insignificant request. As the design of the plywood piece progressed an opportunity was observed at its centre to produce a moment of delight and fun while also making better use of the overall floor plan. We stuck with the prototypical form and finished the dog house in white paint so it can pop against the plywood mass it lives in.

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Modern home with Kitchen, Pendant Lighting, Stone Counter, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Open Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Stone Tile Backsplashe, Drop In Sink, Refrigerator, Range, and Recessed Lighting. Photo  of Sheridan Residence
Modern home with Kitchen, White Cabinet, Open Cabinet, Stone Counter, Wood Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, and Drop In Sink. Photo 2 of Sheridan Residence
Modern home with Living Room, Ottomans, Pendant Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Photo 3 of Sheridan Residence
Modern home with Kitchen. Photo 4 of Sheridan Residence
Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Range, Pendant Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Open Cabinet, Wall Oven, Undermount Sink, and Light Hardwood Floor. <span style="font-family: Theinhardt, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, sans-serif;">For this small west Toronto renovation, rather than imagine a home comprised of rooms within an open plan the architects conceived a room revolving around a singular mass.</span> Photo 5 of Sheridan Residence

For this small west Toronto renovation, rather than imagine a home comprised of rooms within an open plan the architects conceived a room revolving around a singular mass.

Modern home with Kitchen, Light Hardwood Floor, and Pendant Lighting. Photo 6 of Sheridan Residence
Modern home with Staircase and Wood Tread. Photo 7 of Sheridan Residence
Modern home with Dining Room, Bench, Chair, Table, Light Hardwood Floor, and Pendant Lighting. Photo 8 of Sheridan Residence
Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Light Hardwood Floor, and Chair. Photo 9 of Sheridan Residence
Modern home with Staircase. Photo 10 of Sheridan Residence
Modern home with Stone Counter and Light Hardwood Floor. Photo 11 of Sheridan Residence
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