Word to Your Mother: Updating a home

Word to Your Mother: Updating a home

Architect
Joanne Myers Architect
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Nanne Springer

Word to Your Mother: Updating a home for the next generation

Joanne Myers Architect as Architects

This bungalow was originally owned by two sisters and divided into two separate units. When one sister moved out, the other sold the home to her son, who asked us for help. The young family needed space and the original owner wanted privacy and a dedicated art studio.

photo_credit Nanne Springer
Nanne Springer
photo_credit Nanne Springer
Nanne Springer

For the young family, we created a small pop-up addition set back from the road to create two bedrooms and a new bathroom—all without negatively impacting the streetscape or the mid-century curb appeal. A bright new eat-in kitchen became the family hub for meals, after-school snacks, and homework sessions.

photo_credit Nanne Springer
Nanne Springer
photo_credit Nanne Springer
Nanne Springer

With grandma’s private apartment and art studio downstairs, the girls could now grow up close to their grandmother…without getting on her nerves.

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