Eleven Barfield’s contemporary architecture speaks to Toronto’s fast-developing appetite for modern homes, says Rambod Nasrin, director at Upside Development, the company that renovated the home. A 1950s bungalow was rebuilt with a modern design and advanced construction systems, he says. The exterior blends natural wood with brick, architectural windows and a wrapped freestanding canopy over the front door.
Inside, horizontal windows punctuate the space and flood the interior with natural light. Features include 10-foot ceilings on the main floor, nine-foot ceilings on the second floor and ceilings that are eight feet high in the lower level. A floating staircase and a glass wall, a contemporary designer kitchen that has a high-gloss panel and walnut island and engineered plank hardwood flooring throughout are other highlights.
An open-concept living and dining room, heated tile floors in the four-piece master ensuite bathroom and a lower-level recreation room are other features. The home has cross ventilation for natural cooling, low-E argon-filled windows with fibreglass frames, low-flush toilets and an energy-efficient furnace. The 32×110-foot landscaped lot has a paved backyard, a deck, patios and terrace gardens. The front driveway has parking for up to three cars. The home is close to schools, parks, cafes and the TTC.