How do you turn an old a weary Victorian semi-detached home into a more modern and inviting dwelling that is perfect for modern life? Add to it a bundle of local building and zoning laws and the task just becomes that much more complicated. Sorting this conundrum with a creative and light-filled third floor extension in Toronto, Creative Union Network came up with the perfect solution that combines the modern with the timeless! The dashing extension to the home leaves the original street façade of the Victorian home completely untouched and you can only spot it from the aerial and rear views.
The new addition does much more than just add another balcony, kitchenette, bathroom and home office to the existing home. It brings a whole new aesthetic into the aging home as a series of glass walls, windows and skylights usher in ample natural light. With a predominantly white backdrop that is disturbed by just wooden shelves and surfaces, the smart addition feels fresh and minimal despite being set in the classic home. You can see a delightful mix of modernity and Scandinavian simplicity in here with a plush rug, indoor plants and fireplace in the corner adding color to the space.
A distinct and innovative feature in here is the triangular window at the end of the addition that also acts as a Zen-styled nook as you look for an escape from the mundane. Sensible and creative, this is an extension that floors you with its unassuming charm! [Photography: Riley Snelling]