Monday, November 15, 2010

Shaftesbury Laneway

This quirky laneway house was built in the 1880s as a blacksmith shop and through the years became a horse shed, then a sculptor's studio, and is now an award-winning single family home by Superkul Inc Architects. The building occupies the whole lot so a 2nd floor courtyard and roof-top garden were built and skylights run the length of the roof. On the exterior some panels of steel were salvaged from the original siding and were combined with new Corten steel panels on 2 sides while the other 2 sides have wood siding. It suits the historic Summerhill neighbourhood.


LĂșcia said...

It's interesting how much history can have a family house.
I'd love to take a look inside. ;-)

Steffe said...

Superkul is Swedish and means very funny.

Randy said...

Interesting design. I really like it.

Anonymous said...

I like this!
It has style and charm!
Nice one!

Steve Harris said...

I think that has got to be one of the most unique houses I've seen in the city. Great shot!