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Bespoke Spatial Solutions Revamp this Two-level Loft in Toronto

Each stage of life with it brings its own set of new requirements and a home that grows with these ever-altering needs is one that we all desire. Sometimes a simple change in color scheme, overall decorating plan and switch of décor can do the trick. On other occasions you need a more major revamp, with a new and improved interior replacing the old. That is just what you get with the King West Loft designed by Studio of Contemporary Architecture {SOCA}; a two-level loft in Toronto that was redesigned to meet the evolving needs of its young owner.

Modern double-height kitchen with stone countertops and white cabinets
Modern double-height kitchen with stone countertops and white cabinets

The new interior turns an open plan space on the loft level into two bedrooms and a washroom with the lower level containing the kitchen, living area and other social spaces. A reworked staircase with black, metal treads and custom stained oak guard connects the double-height living area and kitchen on the lower level with the bedrooms above. The staircase stands in contrast to the white and gray neutral backdrop of the residence while a brilliant yellow accent niche feature above the kitchen ends up stealing the spotlight.

Curated custom bench for the living room with built-in storage options
Curated custom bench for the living room with built-in storage options
Custom wooden screens and partitions delineate space inside the open plan living area
Custom wooden screens and partitions delineate space inside the open plan living area
Redesigned living area of the King West Loft with smart seating
Redesigned living area of the King West Loft with smart seating
Revamped staircase in wood and metal connects the two levels of the loft home
Revamped staircase in wood and metal connects the two levels of the loft home
Wooden slats along with custom bench in the living room also offer shoe storage space for the entry
Wooden slats along with custom bench in the living room also offer shoe storage space for the entry

Breezy, pragmatic and adaptable, features like the custom bench with in-built storage in the living room, wooden slat partitions and a smart kitchen island ensure that space-savvy functionality is easily interlaced with form in here. [Photography: Andrew Snow Photograph]

Fabulous contemporary kitchen with double-height deisgn and a splash of yellow
Fabulous contemporary kitchen with double-height design and a splash of yellow
Modern bedroom with wooden floor, concrete ceiling and gray drapes
Modern bedroom with wooden floor, concrete ceiling and gray drapes
Polished contemporary bathroom of toronto home in white and gray
Polished contemporary bathroom of Toronto home in white and gray

Out of budget and environmental considerations, many elements of the loft were refurbished and reused. This included keeping closet shelving, track lighting, along with kitchen cabinets, counters, and appliances. Simple updates were made to the kitchen including new flooring and a yellow-painted niche wall to add a splash of playfulness in an otherwise muted color scheme.

Reworked staircase inside the loft home with stained oak guard and metal steps
Reworked staircase inside the loft home with stained oak guard and metal steps
Yellow accent feature with reclaimed window shutters adds color to both the levels
Yellow accent feature with reclaimed window shutters adds color to both the levels
Lower level floor plan of King West Loft  designed by Studio of Contemporary Architecture
Lower level floor plan of King West Loft designed by Studio of Contemporary Architecture
Upper level floor plan of King West Loft by Studio of Contemporary Architecture
Upper level floor plan of King West Loft by Studio of Contemporary Architecture

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