314 PALMERSTON BLVD

314 PALMERSTON BLVD

Client: Matthew Kosoy
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Size: 5,500 sf
Program: Private Residence
Cost: Confidential
Status: completed in 2013

Scope: Architectural Design Services

RAFT Architects, Architecture, Interior planning and design; Mazen Studio, interior finishes and FF&E

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Located at the edge of Toronto’s Little Italy, 314 Palmerston Blvd is at the heart of a growing residential community. Originally part of the College Street Baptist Church - built in 1889 - the church property was listed as a ‘Heritage Property’ in 1973, granting it protection from detrimental alteration.

Envisioned by the client as a world-class and unique property, with only 4 stand-alone residences of gracious proportion and size (between 5,500 and 10,000sf each), the residences have been carved from within the historic terra cotta and brick envelope, which has been faithfully restored to its original 1889 state.

314 Palmerston Blvd - the northernmost of the four units, was designed as a vertical 5-story townhome with a sub-grade parking garage and rooftop sky deck that, while made of discrete spaces, is visually connected both horizontally and vertically with a monumental, day-lit stair tower; enormous framed interior windows that visually connect the horizontal spaces on each floor; and windowed galleries that physically connect all rooms, eliminating interior hallways altogether and maximizing the scale and graciousness of the interior.

Image credit: © Anthony Fieldman

Image credit: © Anthony Fieldman

Image credit: © Anthony Fieldman

Image credit: © Anthony Fieldman

Floor Plans: Image credit: RAFT Architects