Canadian Architecture firm Cindy Rendely Architexture designed this contemporary house architecture among century-old homes and neo-historical chateaus, in North Toronto neighborhood in Canada. The Ravine Residence contrasts with its neighbours taking advantage of its spectacular ravine setting.
Natural house design embraces nature both inside and out and comfortably provide community and privacy as desired. This glass wall house boasts views of trees and lush greenery from virtually every spot in the home and brings openness to the ravine and awareness of the changing seasons. Doors at various vantage points bring light, motion and sound into the interior.
Contemporary home interior design
The U-shaped floor plan encompasses three stepped arrangement of volumes, wrapping around an interior courtyard house plan which feature staircase that unfolds into the back garden.
The main wing houses the family of five and the caregiver suite hovering on top of a horizontal, stone volume that establishes a front entrance hall. A small, single storey brick volume contains the garage and a small, ground floor apartment for the grandparents providing each family with privacy. Fully glazed walls and strategically placed entrances and amenities ensure that everyone participates in the daily activities of the household.
Contemporary interior design
Local materials used for the interiors set the tone for a down-to-earth yet elegant interior design, ensuring a harmonious aesthetic throughout, characterized by white-washed natural white oak used for flooring, millwork and furniture, and Eramosa limestone displayed in its many beautiful forms (honed, sandblasted, polished). Thus they managed to highlight the remarkable and transformative qualities latent in one material. As the designer Cindy Rendely trained as a goldsmith and metal artist, she has continued interest in detailing at all scales. Here, details are articulated in aluminum, brick and stainless steel, as well as some mirror and blue and green leather – colours chosen to emulate sky, water and grass. Cindy Rendely Architexture.