Elaine Cecconi of architectural firm Cecconi Simone found inspiration in the utilitarian lines of warehouses and factories. She was drawn to the stunning factory windows of front facades and the flexibility of large, durable spaces. These were the inspirations Cecconi drew on in building her own 4,000 square foot four story home at the end of a quiet residential lane in Toronto. With a four bathrooms and a flexible floor plan optimal for live/work situations and extravagant entertaining, the residence uses dividers efficiently to provide the residents of the home up to four private bedrooms.
Walled dividers separate the wide open spaces into homier, more manageable spaces and an in living room fireplace sits below a divider that doesn’t quite touch the floor, leaving it visible from all angles of the home. An 800 square foot rooftop is accessible by elevator, and a long cabana like setting with a row of chairs makes celebrating temperate nights feel like paradise on the back side of the residence.
Cecconi’s detailed modern touches within the home feature long lasting materials like concrete floors, Brazilian Ipe, and Corian counters. Red and blue LED features in the bath and sinks add splashes of color to the mostly white interior and the kitchen is tended to every last detail, from the long island to the sealed, transparent wine cooler tower.
Posted by Lauren Proctor at 8 August, 2010