Check out this modern house, right here in Toronto. I love the clean lines and large windows. The light horizontal wood on the outside, along with the metal frames is aesthetically pleasing to me. The design is by LGA architects. For more information and photos visit Contemporist.
After years of living in an Edwardian house in Toronto’s west end, the owner decided it was time for change. She wanted to remain in her neighbourhood, but she was keen for a smaller home in order to declutter her life and she was excited to engage in the creative process of designing a house. She found a small lot only a block away from her historic home and she approached LGA Architectural Partners to help her build a new home with a modest budget and a contemporary attitude.
Simplicity and practicality were of prime importance. LGA designed a neatly stacked trapezoidal box that maximizes the space of the narrow lot and breathes within the generosity of the adjacent laneway. They clad the front and back façades in no-maintenance cedar to warmly greet the street, and the sides with a dark cement board to visually “remove” the private house from the shared laneway.