The Adams Fleming House is located on 80 Ritchie Avenue, Toronto, Canada. The house was completed in September 2008 and designed by Levitt Goodman Architects. The clients is a graphic desiger and furniture designer/craftman with a limited budget but considerable talent and resources. Working with Levitt Goodman Architects, the project became a laboratory for artistic collaboration and experimentation. Over several years they have transformed the industrial site into an artful urban oasis.
The owner, Peter and Debbie have a great opportunity to enjoy the quiet fugue of their home and their fine collections of modernist furniture and contemporary art thanks to an introverted strategically plan that shuts out the auditory and visual noise of the city to their modern home.
The private areas of the house are nestled into one corner, with the kitchen, dining and living rooms forming an “L” around them. These are bathed in sunlight and feature panoramic views of the gardens through oversized windows that were once the garage doors. The bedrooms and bathrooms are raised on a platform, creating domestic ceiling heights as well as much-needed storage underneath. A second storey was added with a large open studio space for work and musical jam sessions. The roof is prepped for a future roof garden that will create the impression that the house is fl oating in a field while also tempering the temperature and air quality of the house.
The fluid collaboration of experts on this project has resulted in a house that exudes originality and extraordinary craftsmanship. A clear celebration of art is merged with an ecological emphasis, transforming industrial debris into a domestic sanctum with an artistic and rural sensibility.
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