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A tour of the recently completed Sunnylea Residence project designed by blackLAB architects. This project involved a major renovation and modern addition to an older house in Toronto.
It was the clients wish to completely transform this 1940’s Toronto home from its existing state, which although charming, remained quite dated and ultimately had been outgrown by the family of five.
The concept of an entirely new home was reviewed early on in the design process, which would have addressed the new programmatic needs of the family, and their desire for an all out modern aesthetic, however it quickly became apparent that the client had grown fond of the existing facade over the previous six years of occupancy, and in particular its relationship to the street, and so another solution; one that could retain this portion of the building became critical to any vision moving forwards. […]