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House on the Bluffs by Taylor Smyth Architects
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Located on the Scarborough Bluffs on the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Toronto, Canada, this house was built on the same foundation of the owner’s childhood home. The house, designed by Taylor Smyth Architects, features clean, modern lines that fit well within the mature landscape that closely surrounds it. Local limestone covers the recessed walls on the front of the house and is carried on throughout the inside, bringing the outside in.

The second story houses the master bedroom, which cantilevers above the dining room and passes through the back wall with a veranda. The back of the house is a wall of glass two stories tall that optimizes the view of the lake.

Photos by Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.