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NY House: Bringing a Dash of New York into a Modern Toronto Home

All of us tend to have a special attachment with the city we were born in or grew up in. It has a special significance in our lives and pretty much any other place on the planet (no matter how much better it might be in terms of comfort and infrastructure) often pales in comparison. But in life change is inevitable and having to move towns an all too common theme. You can still carry with you a hint of the city you love though, by making sure that your new home borrows from the flavor of the very place you adore! Bringing a bit of New York charm to midtown Toronto, the NY House was designed by Urbanscape Architects for a family of four.

Contemporary home in Toronto revamped and designed for a family from New York

On the outside, the house is not drastically different from many of the other modern-industrial homes you would find in this part of Toronto. But step inside and you can see the influence of the homeowner’s earlier life in New York City! White takes over the setting in pretty much every room and the kitchen and the bathroom almost exclusive seem to be clad in the color. Oak millwork, hardwood floors and the neutral backdrop connect one room with the next visually and create a continuous living area.

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Dark metallic window and door frames give the exterior a unique look
Dark window frames and brick walls combined beautifully at the NY House
Metal, glass and brick shape the exterior of this Toronto home
Open plan living area of the modern Toronto home in white
Spacious kitchen and dining area in white with wine storage
All-white kitchen of the house with a stunning central island
Hardwood floors and smart lighting unify different rooms of the house

A large skylight sits at the heart of the house and brings ample natural ventilation into all the floors as the extensive renovation of the three-story structure saw most internal partitions being removed to create a more modern interior. Black door and window trims add uniqueness to the building even as its fusion of styles allows it to stand out from the crowd. [Photography: Revelateur Studio]

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Wine storage and display area next to the staircase
Polished marble flooring for the contemporary bathroom in white
White modern bathroom with polished stone surfaces
Second level of the house with bedrooms
Third level floor plan of NY House
Basement floor plan of the NY House
Ground floor plan of the NY House

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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