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.
Project Name: Botfield
Studio name: Ancerl Studio
Completion Date: 2020
Building Levels: 2
Location: Toronto , Canada
Photography: Kimberly Czornodolskyj
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.
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.
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.
Focused on creating profound spatial experiences, Ancerl Studio is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary atelier that combines architecture, landscaping, interior, and product design in a holistic cooperative statement.
Restorative or energizing, we dream and create environments that you will instantly connect with, want to explore, and enjoy together.
Driven by our passion for the human experience, we channel our learnings from decades of design-build developments and global exposure to consistently deliver connective design solutions. We tell stories expressed through emotive detailing, timeless materiality, and high-quality craftsmanship always purposeful and relevant to their historical, cultural, and geographical contexts.
Our dedication to the seamless execution of those unique design narratives enables our team to instil exceptional character to each project while delivering above-market returns for its investors.