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Early 1900s Toronto Home Charms with a Glassy Modern Renovation

Located in the lovely Beaches locality of Toronto, Canada, the 142 Kenilworth Residence combines the old world charm with modern aesthetics to shape a truly captivating home. This classic house with a pitched roof was originally built in the early 1900s, and spread across 1,250 square feet, the interiors acquired a dark, dreary and congested ambiance over the years. The homeowners wanted a smart renovation that not only preserved the brick façade of the home, but gave the interiors a fresh, cheerful and modern vibe. This challenging task fell to Johnson Chou, and it is fair to say that the stunning results speak for themselves!

Pitched roof gives the home a classic and distinct facade Early 1900s Toronto Home Charms with a Glassy Modern Renovation

The dashing renovation and the gorgeous extension in the rear completely alter the interior while extending the living area to a more spacious 1,950 square feet. This was achieved by adding a two-story glass extension to the rear, which brought in ample natural ventilation, and by converting the old, unused attic into a lovely master suite. The previous floor plan of the house was completely altered, as all existing interior partitions were removed and the renovation was started from scratch. The lower level now features a cool living area along with a dynamic contemporary kitchen and a spacious dining area that open up towards the private garden outside.

Revamped interior allows in ample natural ventilation

Sitting area of the Toronto home with the Eames Lounger

Large framed glass doors connect the interior with the backyard

Raised wooden platform seperates the dining and kitchen areas from the entry

Kitchen and dining area on the lower level of the house

Decorate with books in style to create visual impact

Unique home library on the top level adds color to the space

Cool floating staircase adds to the contemporary appeal of the interior

Fabulous floating staicase brinsg contemporary style to the home

Large glass windows and doors ensure that the revamped home never feels dark or congested, even as a stylish new floating staircase connecting the various levels adds visual lightness and sculptural beauty to the setting. With a luxurious master bedroom with ensuite occupying the attic, the lower levels offer ample space for social living zones. A practical renovation that beautifully marries form with aesthetics!

Large glass extension adds to the living area of the 1900s home

Attic turned into master bedroom with ensuite

Standalone bathtub in the attic bathroom

Two story rear extension of the 1900s Toronto house

Classic Toronto home gets a trendy modern addition

Brick and glass exterior of the renovated Toronto home

Street facade of the old Toronto home

Brick exterior of the home keeps is timeless appeal intact

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