Hobby House

Hobby House

Architect
Joanne Myers Architect
Location
Toronto, ON, Canada | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Nanne Springer
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Hobby House

Joanne Myers Architect as Architects

An old home becomes new. This project reimagined an existing detached house with a strategic reorganization of the ground floor. A more open floor plan with a relocated kitchen and new dining areas refocus the view to the back yard. The re-imagined workspace of the kitchen helps the homeowners, avid cooks, preserve peaches, prepare a winter’s worth of tomato sauce, and host large family gatherings. To support the latter, formal and informal dining areas connect with custom extendable tables. A subtle brick addition to the side of the house and a new staircase access the basement workshop. A new garage roof pops up to offer enough height for another hobby: Restoring vintage cars. This design breathes new life into an old home with functional space for specific needs—all without an unnecessary expansion.

photo_credit Nanne Springer
Nanne Springer
photo_credit Nanne Springer
Nanne Springer
photo_credit Nanne Springer
Nanne Springer
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