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Toronto Residence

Designed for a large double lot in a premier neighborhood in north Toronto, the project’s ambition is split between providing a space that can take advantage of the site’s abundant natural features and also serve as a hub for a growing international family. Large portions of glazing along with clean lines and simple volumetric proportions underscore the client’s interest in creating a space with an effortless flow between interior and exterior; in a climate that is not always conducive to this type of habitation. The interior layout of the house has been carefully crafted to provide an informal and inviting space with an understated sophistication. The architecture and landscape design at the front of the building have been choreographed to allow for an abundance of natural light and a feeling of airiness without sacrificing privacy. A simple, yet enduring material palette blends plaster and zinc cladding with various natural woods and stones.

Status: Completed 2012
Project Type: Residential
Building Type: New
Size: 10,000 sf
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Principal: Hagy Belzberg
Project Manager: Daniel Rentsch
Project Team: David Cheung, Barry Gartin, Cory Taylor, Chris Arntzen, Brock DeSmit, Lauren Zuzack, Aaron Leppanen

OAA Perspectives: 2013 OAA Awards, Vol. 21, #2
Interior Design, “Best of the Year Merit House, Belzberg Architects: Toronto Residence.”
Interior Design, "Whatever the Weather”

2013 Ontario Association of Architects (Canada) - Design Excellence Award
2012 Interior Design Magazine - Best of the Year Awards - Honoree