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The Lofted House in Ontario, Canada

21 February 2024

Design: Stephane LeBlanc Architects Inc.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Lofted House Toronto Ontario

Photos by Scott Norsworthy

The Lofted House, Ontario

The Lofted House is a 3,200 square foot residence designed for an active young family wishing to stay connected to the outdoors while living in the heart of Canada’s largest city. Situated on a constrained lot on the edge of a lively urban park, the site is blessed with a magnificent view of the downtown Toronto skyline.

The Lofted House Ontario Canada

The Lofted House Ontario Canada

To maximize the view and to create a connection to the park across the street, the primary living area of the house was raised a full story above street level. This ‘lofting’ of the living area allowed the creation of a flexible, open living area with uninterrupted views through large sliding glass doors. As well, raising much of the program to the upper two floors had the environmental benefits of permitting a reduction of the footprint at grade, minimizing the impact of house on the site.

The Lofted House Toronto Ontario

The Lofted House Toronto Ontario

The house is on a street lined with handsome Edwardian houses from the 1920’s – an orderly rhythm of gables and porches. Special attention was focused on massing to create a contemporary dwelling that could sit well with its neighbors, with a cantilevered balcony serving as a modern response to the to the historical front porches along the street.

The Lofted House Ontario Canada

This is a resilient, low-energy building. A green roof, permeable pavers, and a large infiltration basin allow the property to absorb double the amount of storm water expected during a 100-year storm, diverting it from city sewers and providing critical protection for this property and the adjacent houses. Passive solar strategies, natural ventilation, and well-insulated walls allow the building to be conditioned with significantly less energy than an average house.

New Ontario residence design

The Lofted House is a successful example of a well-designed contemporary dwelling tailored to the needs and well-being of its inhabitants, promoting a healthy active lifestyle.

Modern Ontario residence design in Canada

The Lofted House in Ontario, Canada – Property Information

Architects: Stephane LeBlanc Architects Inc. –
Consulting: Blackwell Structural
Consulting: ZAAB Consulting Mechanical

Project size 3200 ft2
Site size 2400 ft2
Project Budget 0.00
Completion date 2022
Building levels 3

The Lofted House Ontario Canada

Photography by Scott Norsworthy

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The Lofted House, Toronto, Ontario images / information received 210224 from Solares Architecture

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