Architecture Design of Urban Farmhouse

Description About The Project

Urban Farmhouse designed by Post Architecture, located in Toronto’s Bennington Heights neighbourhood. This house is adjacent to the scenic Beltline Trail and creek. The owners wanted to renovate and expand the existing 2-storey farmhouse. But it was in too poor a condition to be maintained compared to the decision was made to take it down and build new, keeping the same footprint and honoring the history of the site. Therefore, the new design maintained the white gable roof, but modernized the detailing: eliminating overhangs. Also, adding oversized windows and contrasting black metal ‘additions’ to both the front and rear of the property.

On the interior, the designer juxtapose the soaring ceilings of the gabled roof with the clean, flat ceiling finish of the ‘new’ spaces. It is to benefit from both modern aesthetics and traditional forms. Once inside, the white gabled section are the main living spaces include the dining room and living room. The kitchen, office, and family room are in the black clad ‘additions’, connected to the other spaces with visual separation through freestanding millwork space dividers.

Ascending the staircase to the second floor, natural light from a row of four skylights in the hallway flooded. From the hall are pocket doors leading to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The principal bedroom hovers over a rear deck at the back of the house and features a window seat stretching the width of the room to capture the views of the garden and trees.

On the other hand, the material palette was an important tool used to evoke the farmhouse feeling. Natural oak flooring, and matching oak millwork, used throughout to add warmth and texture. Natural gray quartz also used in both flat sheets as well as ribbed to continue the subtle play of light across its surfaces.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
There’s a covered patio for outdoor dining of this Urban Farmhouse, while a casual lounge area is located nearby.
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
Stepping inside, and there’s an entryway with a small wood-lined bench area.
There’s a large floor to ceiling corner window that fills the space with natural light and provides views of the street from this Urban Farmhouse.
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
Next to the fireplace of the Urban Farmhouse is a wood slat detail that hides a storage cabinet.
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
The dining room, which is also open plan, has a large wood table and matching chairs, two simple white pendant lights hang above the table for a contemporary look.
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
Natural oak and grey quartz also used in the kitchen. However this time, black has been used as an accent with the inclusion of minimalist pendant lights, stools, and upper shelves.
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
The open plan living room shows a color palette of light wood and black details, which can be found throughout the home. There’s also a wood-burning Rumford fireplace with a fluted surround and hearth in gray quartz.
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
The primary bedroom of the Urban Farmhouse has a white oak accent wall behind the bed, with matching floating bedside tables.
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture
The en-suite bathroom has a feature wall made using large limestone slabs. While wall mounted lighting is an interesting way to create a calming atmosphere.
Urban Farmhouse filled with Thoughtful design details by Post Architecture

The Urban Farmhouse Gallery:

Text by the Architects: In the Urban Farmhouse, careful consideration of the architectural past taken to re-imagine a century old farmhouse as a contemporary home re-built on the site where it stood since the 1800’s.

Photo credit: | Source: Post Architecture

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 32 Albany Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 3C3, Canada
– Tel: +1 416-516-6064
– Email: [email protected]

More Projects in Canada here:


Latest Post