High Park Residence II

Private Residence
Design Team
MWLA, Wanda Ely Architect
High Park, Toronto

A balance was struck in creating privacy for this stately elevated corner lot, while maintaining light and views from the indoor and outdoor spaces.  The front yard is raised up from the street via integrated steps and retaining walls, providing a more generous and robust approach to the home.  The homes kitchen flows seamlessly into the backyard, opening out into a space featuring: dinning for 10 under a vine covered pergola; a central fire feature entertaining space; access to the detached garage; and concealed bike storage.  Themes include naturalized native planting, locally sourced materials, permeable paving, rainwater harvesting, custom screening, and custom erosion control techniques.