Greenwood Semi is a minimalist home located in Toronto, Canada, designed by Anya Moryoussef Architect. The design provides fluidity throughout the ground floor, while maintaining the character and intimacy of the original Edwardian house. Visual cues (a chair rail translated into a horizontal datum for the millwork) and a layer of playful framing devices (“keyholes” between rooms) are introduced to knit together the new and old. A series of millwork interventions frame and define new spaces. In contrast to the white oak and white walls that characterize the renovation, existing features (an ornate staircase and fireplace) are painted deep green.
Photography by Scott Norsworthy