Crush of the Week: Efficiency Meets Affordability in East York

11BarfieldAveIn most cases in design, efficiency and affordability mix like oil and water. Andrew Reeves of Linebox Studio Inc. was challenged to design this modern Toronto home in East York with efficiency and affordability as core principles for the project. Built on the existing foundation of a war era home on an infill lot, this contemporary design maximizes the two principles while providing a progressive and technically strong home. This home, located at 11 Barfield Ave., is designed with sensitivity to the scale of the neighbouring war-time homes. The design itself promotes modern living through large, open and simple geometric space,  and an interior garden and a large operable skylight brings light into the core of the home.

These war era bungalows are being snapped up all over the city. Although the homes are quite small, the lots tend to be big. If you’re thinking of purchasing or bought one of these great Toronto gems recently, are you thinking of building-up? Click on the address and take a look at what the house used to look like. What a difference!

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