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Botfield Residence in Toronto, Canada by Ancerl Studio

Project name:
Architecture firm:
Ancerl Studio
Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada
Kimberly Czornodolskyj
Principal architect:
Daniel Karpinski
Design team:
Nicholas Ancerl, Tara Finlay, Ashley Robertson, Daniel Karpinski
Interior design:
Ancerl Studio
Built area:
3000 ft²
Site area:
8000 ft²
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
Structural engineer:
Reza Saeedi
Environmental & MEP:
Ancerl Studio
Tools used:
Concrete, Brick, Wood, Glass
Residential › House

Located on a large lot situated on a quiet tree lined street in Etobicoke, Toronto, sits what once was a tired bungalow, turned 2-storey contemporary single family dwelling, transformed by Ancerl Studio.

The exterior facade, defined by a pair of symmetrical 2-storey peak additions, frame out the central grand entryway to the home. The clean, off-white stucco peaks flank the existing structure, and quietly transition to the existing painted brick, marrying the old and new. Impressive large format loft style windows are a contrast to the crisp material palette of the exterior, while natural white oak wood dresses the entries to the home for a warm welcome and a hint at what lies beyond.

home renovation in Toronto image © Kimberly Czornodolskyj

Inspired by farmhouse living, a contemporary approach was taken by utilizing a traditional layout, while playing with varying heights and volumes of space. The raw concrete tiled floor, and warm white walls of the foyer frame the vista through the space and to the rear yard, and invites visitors to explore the soaring ceilings at the heart of the home. Centrally located, the kitchen and dining room feature cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams, warm wood accents and natural materials. Oversized pendant lights complement the grand space, and add a warm glow for evenings spent around the large dining table. A private study and a sunny casual breakfast nook extend off of the main area that also leads to the family room. Stepping down into the comfortable and welcoming room, expansive wall-to-wall windows, and a statement fireplace become a stunning backdrop to the layered and collected soft furnishings that bring the space to life.

double height ceiling

image © Kimberly Czornodolskyj

Black metal stair pickets, and feature wall panelling, lead up to the second floor, where one is met with a catwalk overlooking the dining & kitchen space below, and connecting the secondary bedrooms and bathrooms to the private treehouse-like primary suite. Featuring a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, a peaked wall-to-wall window, and layers of neutral soft textures and furnishings, the intimate escape is a cozy nest overlooking the lush green yard. The white marbled spa-like bathroom includes a windowed alcove for the freestanding tub, and another peaceful perch overlooking the rear yard.

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood just outside the city centre, Botfield Residence connects inhabitants with the outdoors, and exudes style and comfort for modern living.

wooden staircase

dining table and chairs

circular mirror above fireplace

glass table and chairs

indoor green plants

wooden dining table and chairs

pendant lamps hanged over dining table

marble stone kitchen island

kitchen appliances

office desk and chair

flower pot on dining table

cozy living room with fireplace

comfortable sofa in living room

chopped wood for fireplace

wooden coffee table

black metal fireplace design

bed pillow and sheets

wooden and leather bed chairs

Botfield Residence in Toronto, Canada by Ancerl Studio

bedroom with garden view

luxury flower pot

bathroom sink

bathroom vanity

modern bathtub

wasabi wooden stool

backyard garden of modern house

modern residence in Toronto

stone steps at main door entrance


By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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