Most suburban homes tend to fall into one of the two categories – either revamped classic homes with a preserved street façade and a smart rear extension or contemporary houses that borrow from the vernacular to fit into the overall neighborhood. But the gorgeous and unique Tesseract House designed by Phaedrus Studio in a modern suburban neighborhood of Toronto breaks this sense of monotony with a street façade that offers ample geometric brilliance! Inspired by the form of the tesseract, this innovative residence was built on a modest budget to serve the needs of an urban family.
Innovative contemporary home in western lakeside suburb of Toronto
The façade of the house is what ropes you in first, but you seen realize that there is more to this house than just the smart exterior. Gray wooden sections are combined with glass windows and wall sections to create a special experience both on the inside and the outside. Warm lighting adds another dimension to the whole setting after sunset even as a neutral color palette anchored in white takes over in every room. With an underground level that contains utility areas and family room, a ground floor with open plan living, kitchen and dining and an upper floor with bedrooms, this is indeed the perfect modern family home! [Photography: Ryan Fung]
Large window brings ample natural light into the lower level of the Canadian home
Open plan living area with kitchen and dining space that lead into the rear yard
Polished modern sitting room in black and white with matching rug and minimal fixtures