Designed by Dory Azar Architect
From the architect:
Standing in stark contrast to its neighbours, this Scandinavian-influenced home by Dory Azar Architect exemplifies the firm’s philosophy of wrapping a home around the owners’ lifestyle.
An intuitive and bold last-minute decision by the owners changed the trajectory of the design for the better, and saved their home from mundanity.
The owners initially reached out to Dory Azar Architect because they wanted a fresh perspective on a previous design concept, by another designer.
They had already obtained a building permit, but were getting cold feet about moving forward with the build.
Towards the end of the meeting, the owners turned to the architect and asked ‘Can we show you what we really want’.
The architect obliged, and the owners proceeded to share images of Scandinavian-style architecture, explaining how they identified with and appreciated the simple forms, clean lines, and modern aesthetic.
The architect enthusiastically agreed, and the owners decided at that moment to abandon their original plan, thus beginning the process of pursuing a new design better aligned with their tastes and values.
The challenges associated with the design began with the site itself.