A Contemporary Home in Toronto Fit for Music Enthusiasts

07.02.20 | By
A Contemporary Home in Toronto Fit for Music Enthusiasts

Toronto-based design firm Cecconi Simone Inc. recently designed the interiors of a contemporary home located in Toronto’s Lawrence Park neighborhood. The home’s quiet and elegant design merges landscape, architecture, and interiors seamlessly, lending itself perfectly to a light and sophisticated material palette that highlights outside views to the pool and yard.

Cecconi Simone Inc. decided to keep finishes and lighting consistent throughout the space to maintain its calm nature and highlight the stunning outdoor views from double-height windows. Wood floors, white cabinetry, and a black fireplace maintain the structure’s contemporary style without sacrificing comfort.

“When you enter the front door, there’s a direct sightline that connects to the rear yard. To reinforce that sense of space and connection with the outdoors, we have a continuity of finishes and lighting, inside and out,” says Cecconi Simone principal Elaine Cecconi.

The main level is divided into a public and private area, which allows for easy entertaining and an extra level of privacy. The public zone features a combined dining and living room with a piano placed by the front window. A wood staircase with floating treads is set behind a glass screen, which becomes more noticeable when flooded with light through the skylight above.

The private zone is a double-volume space that features a grand family room with views of the yard and pool and a contemporary kitchen.

The upper level includes bedrooms for the family, along with a separate guest suite with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom.

Other notable features include a gym, home theater, and a music library that showcases the owners’ extensive vinyl collection.

Photos by Shai Gil.

Emily Engle is a freelance writer based in NYC with an interest in all things design, specifically the design process. When she's not writing about design, Emily can either be found taking care of her 31 houseplants, going on "nature" walks in her neighborhood or studying Japanese.