Crushing On: Modern Nest in The Annex

Living roomFinding a home in Toronto that suits your needs is not easy. It takes time, and let’s face it, it takes money to find the right house. Most times, homebuyers choose the neighbourhood first, and then search for a home that is within their budget and one with the potential to be turned into a home of their dreams. It may take a few years to renovate, but with the right designer and contractor, any house can be transformed into an elegant, urban home.

KitchenThis 1,650 square feet house in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood designed by Kirsten Marshall of Palmerston Design Consultants has been transformed from a typical Toronto semi into a modern, family-friendly space. The design is smart and uncomplicated. The light-filled, open-concept style on the main floor as well as the basement makes the home feel sleek and streamlined. The black hardwood floors and the simple white walls add to the minimalist style, where as the exposed brick in the entryway and the master bedroom add texture and character.

Kitchen shelvesWhat I like the most about this house is that it proves that you don’t need a lot of space to live comfortably. That’s where the smart design comes in. The powder room is no bigger than a coat closet, yet with the large mirror and small size sink, it works. The built-in cabinets under the window and in the basement allow for extra storage, and the recessed shelving also add interest. The deck makes the most of the outdoor space and I bet makes for great parties in the warmer months. Take a tour of this modern yet warm and cozy home.

Photos via Apartment Therapy





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