A Toronto Home That Epitomizes the Philosophy of Minimalism
Forest Hill Residence is a minimal house located in Toronto, Canada, designed by Burdifilek. The home is carefully tailored to meet the preferences of a textile designer who sought refuge from the vibrant hues that pervade their professional life. The home epitomizes the philosophy of minimalism, with Burdifilek steering the design towards a notable absence of commonly found elements such as baseboards, moldings, and door handles.
Burdifilek’s approach introduces an “interior skin” that delicately contours each room, treating transitions in surfaces as opportunities to redefine traditional fixtures. A standout feature includes the innovative treatment of wall footers, metamorphosed into built-in furniture accentuated with bronze cladding, providing a seamless yet chic finish.
Embracing a nuanced palette, the home is a canvas where crisp white marble meets textured neutral wallcoverings, juxtaposed against the rich contrast of leathered Canadian black granite and European white oak elements. The great room, serving as the epicenter of the dwelling, houses bespoke oak cabinets that meld seamlessly with the space, concealing an array of amenities behind its beveled facades.
The upper level unveils a series of rooms that balance between coherence and calmness. The principal bedroom resides in its secluded niche, shielded by double pocket doors. Further exploration reveals a network of interconnected rooms, each maintaining a quiet dialogue with the adjacent spaces, featuring pale oak built-ins and pristine marble surfaces.
Photography by Doublespace.