Part of a re-design for a lackluster but well located town house in the center of downtown Toronto, this efficient yet kitchen provides the owners with a formal dining/entertaining room and an area for casual eating—both indoors and out. This was achieved by defining functions and spaces, while creating a linear path from the front of the house to the rear, tucking the food prep area to one side of the sight lines. This allowed all to flow without the use of doors (with the exception of a powder room).
In so doing three dining areas were created: a distinct public space in the front; an inner kitchen/bar with a small round table overlooking the garden; and an outdoor room that connects through a floor to ceiling sliding wood and glass door.
A carefully edited mix of materials, colors, and textures, too, ease visual transitions. The stone of the façade is the same as that used to landscape the garden and wraps into the house with no casements or frames. Front and back doors, as well as flooring are the same wood. Kitchen cabinets, too, integrate into the home’s millwork, while the thoughtful use of glass throughout provides a necessary perception of space.
Christopher Tweel Architect
Jens Nielsen Contracting
Peter Gould – Wood Design
Bauhaus Fine Windows and Doors
Vent hood, cooktop, wall oven, and dishwasher:
Saarinen dining table:
Arne Jacobsen chairs: