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.