Sunday, May 6, 2012
Neat Little House
I happened upon this small hidden house in the winter and recently went back to check it out again with some greenery. It was an old building in the city centre just off Queen St West that had extensive damage from neglect when the owners of the building to the left bought it and decided to renovate and reuse it as a live/work space for rental purposes. Every effort was made to be green including having a wildflower meadow roof, super efficient windows, etc. The resulting house won the Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence for residential design in 2005. I love it and will head back in the summer when all the leaves and flowers are out - I bet it will be hardly visible!