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My Houzz: Rooftop Retreat Addition in Toronto

Design: Wanda Ely Architect // Photography: Andrew Snow // © Houzz 2012

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October 31, 2013
Evan Christensen wrote:
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203 Argyle St., Toronto
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Andrew Snow Photography added this to My Houzz: Rooftop Retreat Addition in Toronto
Wanda says the renovation was a great decision. She appreciates the freedom to have made all the decisions and learn from the building process by being so intimately involved. "It has changed our standard of living, as we built exactly what we wanted to live in," she says.
Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: Additions With Attitude
Upward ExtensionsHomeowners in urban areas, which often have space constraints, are usually forced to embrace the vertical addition. Assuming a relatively simple structural system, the vertical addition makes excellent economic sense, as it makes use of existing systems to gain space without additional foundation and infrastructure costs.This project is a third-story addition and renovation on an urban lot in Toronto. The addition borrows from the horizontal coursing of the original masonry building below, but the wood cladding lends a lightness to it. The window proportions were borrowed and reoriented, and a wonderful pattern has emerged between solid and void on the facades. Alternating between black and buff, the patterning breaks up the mass while relating the two volumes.

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ehanna added this to exterior
October 5, 2014
Yellow brick w black windows
tdeaker added this to Exteriors
September 29, 2014
Brick colour
rmclem added this to rmclem's ideas
June 2, 2014
Interesting build-out of the window box giving this section a cubic look that would be a huge contrast to the traditional brick. May or may not be an OK look. I don't like the raw wood finish.
katycampbell added this to Lake addition
May 5, 2014
Growing up, not out.
johoki added this to Addition
May 5, 2014
Completely new and different
sadalja added this to family room
May 4, 2014
Modern extension
ajajoja added this to building details
May 4, 2014
atop den?
lovemachine922 added this to House
May 1, 2014
modern & classic
Claudia Zellmann added this to claudia_zellmann's Ideas
April 29, 2014
Building restoration
melissabbenson1 added this to homes
April 28, 2014
Yellow brick, wood room addition
Lori Litman added this to lori_litman's Ideas
April 20, 2014
Mix of modern & traditional
nicolezarry added this to 84 poplar plains ces reno
April 13, 2014
yellow brick black windows
eberre added this to eberre's Ideas
March 29, 2014
Great top floor addition.
lisahanna added this to lisahanna's Ideas
March 23, 2014
old & new combo (not wood upper) yellow brick okay
obynray added this to gizane's Ideas
January 28, 2014
edebosier added this to Bluebell Exterior
December 30, 2013
If ever I wanted to add a second story to Bluebell house!
Sean Cornwell added this to sean_cornwell's ideas
December 29, 2013
Just like it
flossyinteriors added this to flossyinteriors's Ideas
December 15, 2013
claudiasarad added this to interior reno ideas
December 14, 2013
LOVE the master suite! Tub in bedroom?!
quianalyn added this to quianalyn's Ideas
October 24, 2013
patty_rb added this to patty_rb's Favorites
October 21, 2013
Combinacion de acabados..
somosa added this to somosa's ideas
October 12, 2013
diaslisa added this to Exterior Ideas
September 8, 2013
yellow brick and black details
annechamber added this to annechamber's details
August 20, 2013
yellow brick, black & grey!!!
k4z4m4 added this to exterior
August 18, 2013
window shape
Missy Peltz added this to Master suite inspiration
August 10, 2013
Master material
allegroconbrio added this to Exterior Ideas
July 28, 2013
black trim?
jorgecam added this to jorgecam's Favorites
July 7, 2013
Nice look!
Work Shop Denver added this to 4221 grove street
June 24, 2013
Missy Peltz added this to missypeltz1's ideas
June 8, 2013
Great combo! Love modern twist!
Matt Richling added this to exterior
May 18, 2013
worrellryan added this to Exterior Ideas
May 3, 2013
close to plan
re:THINK DESIGN STUDIO added this to rethinkdesign's ideas
April 25, 2013
3rd srorey addition
Sean Barclay added this to sean_barclay's Ideas
April 12, 2013
3rd floor addition
Nicole Baiamonte added this to nicole_baiamonte's Ideas
April 2, 2013
I like the idea of incorporating old and modern
emiyan added this to Exterior Samples
March 24, 2013
Great example of brick and untreated wood look
fieldlily5 added this to exterior fieldlily5
March 1, 2013
color combo....dark windows rather than white
fieldlily5 added this to fieldlily5's ideas
March 1, 2013
color combo...dark windows rather than white
twoguntim added this to twoguntim's ideas
February 28, 2013
great conversion
cbmoxie added this to cbmoxie's ideas
January 30, 2013
exterior idea
Oxherder added this to General
January 27, 2013
Ext. Cedar
marlenelindstrom added this to marlenelindstrom's ideas
January 21, 2013
Yellow brick w/ black
lukegskywalker added this to Warehouse District
January 21, 2013
The melt of old and new
enathan1 added this to enathan1's Ideas
January 21, 2013
Railings too heavy but similar odea
isabellah12 added this to isabellah12's Ideas
January 14, 2013
Material contrast
Life Dreams added this to Exterior
December 21, 2012
So neat! Inspirational
fhimmelfarb added this to fhimmelfarb's Ideas
December 9, 2012
Don't like. Too scary
berns added this to berns's Favorites
December 8, 2012
Silver cladding
liron12384 added this to liron12384's Ideas
November 29, 2012
The extention
mariaortiz added this to mariaortiz's Ideas
November 27, 2012
susduj added this to Landscape
November 5, 2012
yellow brick + grey siding
pister2b added this to exterior
October 3, 2012
What if we did grey wood with red brick
Euritmia added this to juancarloshp's Ideas
September 4, 2012
The adittion blends right
staceyrenee added this to Architecture
August 25, 2012
nariroth added this to nariroth's Ideas
July 28, 2012
Brandon Holmes added this to brandonrholmes's ideas
July 4, 2012
Can we do this to the Bellann Building?
frolic added this to mid ideas
June 17, 2012
in toronto
eric258 added this to LR
May 29, 2012
Ida Komorowska added this to ida_dreamgirl's ideas
May 16, 2012
mattbutler added this to Cottage
May 15, 2012
Grey siding, contrast with brick, slot window
r dekoning added this to Exterior ideas
May 13, 2012
Colouration of siding
Karla Boyd added this to kboyd1023's Favorites
May 13, 2012
Dream home prospect!!!
groovemo added this to groovemo's ideas
May 13, 2012
rooftop dream
marriott1717 added this to marriott1717's ideas
May 12, 2012
i like the brick
jimmyjamesjimmy added this to jimmyjamesjimmy's ideas
May 11, 2012
Like Porterhouse
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