A New Split-Level House Has Made Its Home In Toronto

Architecture and design practice Great Lake Studio, has recently completed a new three storey modern house on a small lot in Toronto, Canada. #ModernArchitecture #ModernHouse #HouseDesign
Photography by Tom Arban

Architecture and design practice Great Lake Studio, has completed a new house on a small lot in Toronto, Canada.

At the front of the house is a garden that sits next to a path that leads up to the front door and a small terrace.

Landscaping Ideas - At the front of this modern house is a garden that sits next to a path, that leads up to the front door and a small terrace. #LandscapingIdeas #CurbAppeal #FrontGarden
Photography by Tom Arban

The front door opens into a library area, that features built-in seating and a floating bookcase.


Home Library Ideas - This modern library area features built-in seating and a floating bookcase. #HomeLibraryIdeas #LibraryIdeas #Shelving #BuiltInFurniture
Photography by Tom Arban

The home has a split level-design, with the library sunken down from the kitchen and dining room. Both areas receive plenty of sunlight from the light well above.


This modern house has a split level-design, with the library sunken down from the kitchen and dining room. Both areas receive plenty of sunlight from the light well above. #Architecture #ModernHouse #Stairs #LightWell
Photography by Tom Arban

High ceilings make the mostly white kitchen and dining room feel open and bright.


Kitchen Ideas - High ceilings make this mostly white kitchen and dining room feel open and bright. #WhiteKitchen #KitchenDesign #KitchenIdeas
Photography by Tom Arban

Both the kitchen and dining area open out to a secluded and densely treed yard, that has lounge seating and a fire pit, evoking an intimate campsite in the heart of the city.

A garden storage pavilion with oversized sliding doors provides access to a private lane beyond, while doubling as a place for canoe storage.


Landscaping Ideas - The kitchen and dining area of this modern house open out to a secluded and densely treed yard, that has lounge seating and a fire pit, evoking an intimate campsite in the heart of the city. #Landscaping #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #YardIdeas
Photography by Tom Arban

Back inside, we see there’s a home office that occupies the light well, with views to the living room above, and the library space below.


Home Office Ideas - This modern home office occupies a light well, with views to the living room above, and the library space below. #HomeOffice #HomeOfficeIdeas
Photography by Tom Arban

At the top of the stairs is a living room that has been designed as an urbanized version of a cabin in the woods, with wood stove and cedar ceiling.


Living Room Ideas - This modern  living room has been designed as an urbanized version of a cabin in the woods, with wood stove and cedar ceiling. #LivingRoomIdeas #ModernLivingRoom #WoodCeiling
Photography by Tom Arban

Stairs lead from the living room to an outdoor terrace that offers enjoyment of the city skyline, urban tree canopy, sunsets, and the night sky.


Stairs lead from the living room of this modern to an outdoor terrace, that offers enjoyment of the city skyline, urban tree canopy, sunsets, and the night sky. #OutdoorTerrace #ModernHouse #RooftopDeck
Photography by Tom Arban

Back inside, we see there’s a kid’s bedroom with a custom loft bed with a built-in library, that allows the floor to be free for playing and reading.


Kids Bedroom Ideas - This modern kid's bedroom has a custom loft bed with a built-in library, that allows the floor to be free to playing and reading. #KidsBedroomIdeas #BedroomIdeas #ModernBedroom
Photography by Tom Arban

At the front of the house, there’s a second entrance that sits next to the front door. As the home owners are avid cyclists, the entrance provides direct access to a lower level with bike storage.


Door Ideas - At the front of this modern house, there's a second entrance that sits next to the front door. As the home owners are avid cyclists, the entrance provides direct access to a lower level with bike storage. #DoorIdeas #FrontDoors #Architecture
Photography by Tom Arban

The spacious bike storage room includes 10 feet of closet space, wall storage for 8 bicycles, and a generous clean-up area with a sink. Once boots and coats have been put away, a second interior stair ascends to the ground floor living space.


This spacious bike storage room includes 10 feet of closet space, wall storage for 8 bicycles, and a generous clean-up area with a sink. Once boots and coats have been put away, a second interior stair ascends to the ground floor living space. #BikeStorage #BikeStorageRoom
Photography by Tom Arban | Architecture: Great Lake Studio | Design Team: Rick Galezowski, Maggie Bennedsen | Construction: Catalyst Design Build

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Landscaping Ideas - The kitchen and dining area of this modern house open out to a secluded and densely treed yard, that has lounge seating and a fire pit, evoking an intimate campsite in the heart of the city. #Landscaping #LandscapingIdeas #GardenIdeas #YardIdeas
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