125 Barse Street
Located on a typical sixty-eight-hundred square foot lot in an area of North York that has become synonymous with redevelopment and in-fill housing in recent years attempts to stand out while maximizing its buildable footprint. The project brief was all about maximizing amenities within the home in a clever way without compromising on size.
Permitting & Planning
3,500 sq. ft.
SMPL Design Studio
The program begins with the garage and foyer at grade, from there we proceed up or down a staircase split into one-third / two-thirds. In order to accommodate a full height garage and raised basement with ample light infiltration the main floor is split into two levels. The lower level main floor houses the kitchen, dining and pantry that feed out to the rear yard while the living room sits thirty inches higher, cantilevered over the driveway.
This provides separation from
the rest of the main living areas connected only by a small staircase built into a bench detail which gives the living room a stage like presence. Neatly sitting above the main floor are two kids bedrooms in addition to the primary bedroom suite.