Located in the westernmost edge of Toronto in Long Branch, the newly completed Thirty Fifth Street development replaces its bungalow predecessor with a new two-storey single-family dwelling. Special care has been taken throughout the design process to ensure that the building design, materiality, and scale of the new home is respectful of the surrounding architecture. In doing so, a modern addition can be introduced into the context while preserving the character of the neighbourhood.
The design employs various glazing strategies to allow for an abundance of natural light to permeate all spaces, even in the bathrooms and basement. The focus on continuity between interior and exterior, as well as the double-height dining room contribute to the home’s sense of expansiveness. These features demonstrate the capacity for a dwelling to feel spacious, without being physically large.