Riverdale House

A Step Up

Busy family life meets modern design in a home that blends urban cool with unexpected calm.

With hectic lives and a growing family, a Toronto-based doctor and actress wife were in need of a relaxing space they could call home. So after searching for property in their Broadview-Danforth neighbourhood, they finally found an outdated house ready for a substantial remodel.

Roundabout Studio set to work designing a wholly modern interior complete with open spaces to allow for more natural light. While the owners were involved in creating their contemporary and comfortable family home, they provided Roundabout with a great deal of flexibility and creative freedom. A floating staircase, crafted by laminating together lengths of CNC-cut Baltic birch plywood, is a constant point of focus while even the most functional spaces – the mudroom, coat storage and powder room – evoke oohs and aahs.

Whether the family is taking a moment at the 13-foot kitchen island, breakfast table or around the fire, the unifying palette of whites, greys, Nordic Ash and glass creates the ideal setting to hit pause.

Photography by Andrew Snow.