Before and After – A new addition for an Edwardian home in Toronto

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

 

Formerly used as rental housing for university students, this Edwardian residence, built sometime between 1905 and 1910, in Toronto, Canada, was poorly maintained and left uninhabited for the last few years, until the new owners asked Mehdi Marzyari Architects to restore and transform the home.

 

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

Part of this transformation was to add on a extension to the rear of the home.

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

Large windows spread over the two floors were included in the design, to allow natural light to fill the interior spaces.

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

A screen made from knotty grade western cedar, moderates the natural light and adds privacy for the upper level, without compromising outside views.

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

Inside, a white kitchen with stainless steel appliances, merges into a small dining and living area.

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

The space is also home to a fireplace and built-in shelving.

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

Upstairs, you can see how the wood privacy screen wraps around the corner of the extension.

Walmer Duplex by Mehdi Marzyari Architects

Photography by Sam Javanrouh

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