Grenadier House

Designed by: Altius Architecture Inc

PROJECT LOCATION: Toronto, ON, 2014

Grenadier House is a healthy dwelling that can be proudly used as a model for sustainable and contemporary residential design. The clients for Grenadier Househave asked for specific key features which influenced our design. An integral  garage was incorporated in order to reduce the lengthy driveway, and eliminate  the need for a parking space at rear of the house. This allowed for the backyard
space to be optimized and more useable.

 

 

 

 

 

The dwelling accommodates a double car port and a garage below the main living
quarters. The garage creates a split level concept, with four stories at the back of
the house and three at the front. The main living space is slightly elevated above
street level, allowing sun into the south facing facade while maintaining privacy
within the dwelling. The top floor master suite overlooks the rooftop patio half a
story below while maximizing on desired solar gain.

 

 

 

 

The clients have asked for a modern aesthetic, which is apparent in most of our
projects as we are typically hired for our contemporary architecture designs. A key
feature in the Grenadier House is the atrium style staircase which brings light in as
well as some key architectural features and materials: wood, brick, and metal.

 

The interior of Grenadier House uses a contemporary and warm palette of altering
wood species, slate, and white solid surfaces. The varying materials and textures
give this house a clean yet unique feeling. The white feature wall in the dining
room is an example of playing with texture to break away from austerity. The main
element in Grenadier House is the cantilevered wood staircase giving the dwelling
an open feeling and allowing light from the top floor to penetrate down to the
bottom. Close attention to detail was paid throughout the entire project from how
one material meets another to the alignment of millwork, fixture placement and
lighting design.

Key Suppliers

Alpine Masonry
brick labour
Janice Donelle
[email protected]

Thames Valley Building Products
brick supply
[email protected]

French Brothers Roofing & Sheet Metal
sheet metal ext. supply & install
Tom French

Warmboards
supplier
Carey Webber
877 338 5493 x129
[email protected]

Sapele (a division of Goodfellow Inc)
supplier
Ryan Murdoch, Oliver Lumber
416 233 1227 x7681
[email protected]

Classic Fireplace & Gourmet Grills Inc
fireplace supply & install
Josh
416 283 2783
[email protected]

Simply Sound Solutions Inc.
media
Brian Whelpton
905 836 2299
[email protected]

Bauhaus Fine Windows & Doors
windows & doors
Tim
416 924 0996
[email protected]

Upward Door Systems Inc.
garage doors
Joseph Iannizi
905 670 3363
[email protected]

Kourtis Flooring Ltd
hardwood floors
Danny G. Kourtis
416 358 4908 dan
@kourtisflooring.ca

Modular Arts Inc.
modular wall panels
Danielle Firle
206 788 4210
[email protected]

Edwards & Wilson Cabinetmakers Ltd.
millwork
Dave Edwards
416 462 0703
[email protected]

Norwood Stairs & Railings Inc.
interior stairs
John Testa
905 935 2590

Dark Tools
lighting fixture supply
Glenn Boccini
647 725 3275
[email protected]