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Dunn House

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Victoria Carodine, Hanley Wood


Project Name

Dunn House

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2016

Size

3,520 sq. feet




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Project Description

FROM THE ARCHITECTS:

Our clients purchased a two and a half story historic home in Parkdale, Toronto. As a young married couple, they wished to renovate the house so as to accommodate their future family. The home had been subdivided into three apartments which the new homeowners wanted to convert back into a single family dwelling. The design strategy was to open up the common areas to allow the family to be more connected.

The clients wanted a friendly, open concept house where they could easily entertain in a variety of ways, from dinner parties to sport viewing. A variety of nooks were placed throughout the house in front of windows which serve as both reading and hangout spaces.

The front of the house was left intact aside from small repairs to the brickwork and installing new windows that matched the original design of the house. The interior was completely gutted from ground to roof and a new underpinned basement was dug out. The original rear brick wall of the house was kept with openings cut through it to the new matte black aluminum addition that house the kitchen and master bedroom suite above.

A double height space defines half the second floor with a wood clad rectangle of rooms and a bathroom. Above the rooms is a loft accessible by ladder. The second half of the second floor, beyond the rear brick wall, is the master bedroom and spacious spa-like bathroom.
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