Modern, Renovation, Case Study

The Modern Renovation:
Midcentury Upgrade

Before 2,275 – After 3,500 SQ. FT. | Toronto, ON | Completed 2018

Project Overview

The pre-renovated home was a flat-roofed midcentury modern bungalow with a walkout basement.

The modern aesthetic and light-filled basement were the elements the homeowners wanted to maintain. The changes they requested included an updated modern exterior, an open concept interior and more square footage. The end result was a success: a contemporary spin on midcentury modern design.

Natural stone and African mohagany wood siding connect the modern exterior with its natural surroundings and help to assimilate the modern design with its more traditional neighbours.

Modern kitchen with white cabinets, stone backsplash and breakfast bar.
Half bath with bowl sink, black wallpaper and black counter.

Floor-to-ceiling glass across the rear elevation capture views of the heavily-wooded ravine lot. Natural stone and African mohagany wood siding connect the modern exterior with its natural surroundings and help to assimilate the modern design with its more traditional neighbours.

An additional 2,200 sq.ft. were added to the home in the form of a more substantial master suite, a large great room and additional bedrooms in the basement. The modern interior features a white backdrop with accents of natural wood panels and large format porcelain tiles.

The most powerful force in this design was the 100+ year old majestic tree in the backyard. The L-shape footprint of the original home was preserved and extended, allowing for more rooms to be positioned towards the tree. Clear storey windows were a key design detail that were persevered. They reinforce the modern exterior aesthetic and allow for natural light to flood the open-concept living space.

The bungalow layout of the original home was maintained, with the exception of a small second storey addition for the home gym. The addition created a more dynamic front facade and allowed for uninterrupted views of the landscape while exercising.

Construction: Profile Custom Homes

Interior Design: GoGo Design


Awards/Recognition

BILD Custom Home and Renovation Awards 2018
Winner of Best Renovation over $500,000

This home was featured in an RBC commercial 2019/2020

Living room with hardwood floor, marble fireplace and black frame window.

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