Saturday, October 31, 2015

Additions

There are three layers to this pic I took in the Yorkville neighbourhood a few weeks ago. The front building is a heritage designated structure built in 1884 as a home but it is now offices. The glass structure behind it is an addition to the front house, built in the last couple of years. And finally in the background you can see yet another condo building going up on Bloor St. I think the glass addition provides an nice backdrop to the original house which has been beautifully restored.

21 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sometimes that tiered look works well Pat, like here.. which is just as well because it seems necessary these days, it happens a lot here too. The older building still gets my vote also :)

cieldequimper said...

Glass usually complements older buildings well, as is the case here!

TexWisGirl said...

crowded progress...

Sharon Anck said...

I like the way they added on the addition and preserved the original home. It was nicely done. Another condo building?? The growth in your city is amazing.

Mo said...

Not sure I like the additions

Lowell said...

Oh noooooooo! That fabulous house belongs on a 5-acre estate surrounded by beautiful steel fences and brick pillars and gates. :)

Gosia k said...

The first building is the best

Luis Gomez said...

We have a lot of that around here. ;)

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful building. The style reminds me of some up here.

Andy said...

I admire these classic old buildings. It's a good thing they are being preserved.

Revrunner said...

Getting a tad crowded there, I'd say.

genie said...

I think I will take the older house. Of course, it is my favorite of the trio. The addition is OK but the condo behind is depressing to me.

Stephanie said...

Looks interesting! Though I would have rather the old house on its own.

Laura. M said...

Big house. Pat !!

Jack said...

I think the modern glass building behind the older one works well. If you can't match the older style, make the addition as simple and invisible as you can.

llandudnopictures said...

Nicely 'built' up!

EG CameraGirl said...

Well, my favourite is the older building but I do get it that we need places for peple to live and worl, hence the rest of the construction.

altadenahiker said...

What a great perspective.

José Mendonça said...

Great contrast!

Karen S. said...

Wow, I'm still a fan of the old rather than the new! Great capture.

Karen S. said...

Funny how one picture can tell the entire story! Modern day blending in with yesterday.