Post Architecture designed this 1,800-square-foot home for two yoga studio owners in Toronto. A century-old coach house that formerly occupied the site was deemed to be in too poor shape to restore. Since the house is on a small lot—adjacent to the existing, main house—and close to its other neighbors, architect Gloria Apostolou devised a C-shaped structure that receives light from a south-facing courtyard, creating privacy in the other directions.
While there are some windows facing the street, the majority of the light comes through the more exposed side of the house. The exterior is clad in Hardie Board siding and features Ridley windows. The structure has zero setback from three of its four property lines, a potential fire hazard according to the building department. In order to build as close to the edges as possible, the team had to introduce a commercial sprinkler system to ensure that flames could be contained.
The kitchen features walnut flooring and custom lacquered millwork.
A wood-burning stove is accented by a custom cast-concrete surround in the living room.
The sofa in the living room is by Montreal-based company Montauk.