This project involved a complete renovation of a very traditional three-story residence in midtown Toronto. The homeowners were looking for a radical transformation that would leave them, and their guests, in awe from the moment they stepped inside. The mandate: modern, white, a bit of whimsy, and lots of storage. The interiors were stripped down to the brick and various walls were relocated to maximize room flow and living space. To provide more light, several window openings were enlarged while the ceiling height was raised by almost one foot. Stressing the homeowners’ passion for entertaining guests of all ages, it was important that their new gourmet kitchen be designed for a lot of activity and view of their swimming pool. To maintain a minimalist look throughout the home, every possible corner was made efficient to conceal everything, from soap to cereal to skateboards.