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Ravine House near Don River Watershed, North York

20 Mar 2020

Ravine House

Architects: Post Architecture Inc.

Location: Don River Watershed, North York, Ontario, Canada

Ravine House Don River Watershed Canada

Ravine House is perched above the Don River Watershed in North York, the owners fell in love with the property and bought the house sight unseen – they were traveling at the time it came onto the market. The 1960’s bungalow needed extensive work to open up the interior spaces to maximize the ravine views to the south, and in general to convert the house from series of small rooms into one large space, with distinct areas for reading, watching TV or to have a family gathering.

Ravine House Don River Watershed Canada

Ravine House Don River Watershed Canada

The design solution was to take down a number of interior partitions that isolated rooms like the kitchen and TV room, as well as to level out the ceiling throughout, which had bulkheads around the steel structure and expose them instead, with the drywall plane running continuously across the main floor.

Ravine House Don River Watershed Canada

The kitchen partition walls were taken down, and the rear wall was opened up to allow for a 15’ sliding door unit opening onto the terrace.

Ravine House Don River Watershed Canada

The owners had an extensive art collection from their travels and wanted to showcase that, as well as make room for more: a 35’ long art mural across the entire east wall of the Living Room and Sitting Area was suggested, to suit the scale of that ‘canvas’.

Ravine House Don River Watershed Canada

The interior furnishings were also designed by Post, to provide flexible pieces that could open up to two spaces if needed, as in the Prado bench seating between the two Living spaces or intimate, sensuous velvet upholstered Ruche chairs in the Sitting area.

Ravine House Don River Watershed Canada

Ravine House in North York, Canada – Building Information

Architecture & Interior Design: Post Architecture Inc.

Construction: ArmentaLevy Construction
Millwork: John Ozimec at Laneway Studio
Art Mural: Grier Drummond

Project size: 2582 ft2
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 1

Ravine House Don River Watershed Canada

Ravine House Don River Watershed Canada

Photography: Arnaud Marthouret at Revelateur

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Location: Don River, North York, Ontario, Canada

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