Bennington Farmhouse / POST Structure
Textual content description equipped by means of the architects. Mins from Toronto’s scenic Beltline Path (an deserted educate direction from the Nineties) sits a modern farmhouse within the Bennington Heights community of the town. The farmhouse is a delicate architectural reconstruction of an previous farmhouse at the belongings—liked by means of the group.
The house owners, who had lived within the authentic area for just about twenty years, wanted more room, and the unique construction used to be too frail to renovate. On the other hand, for sentimental causes, the presence of the farmhouse proved to be necessary to the group and the house owners. The considerate design technique, proposed by means of Submit Structure, presented an answer.
The brand new-built house would pay a proper ode to the unique: true to its predecessor in dimension and massing, a brand new two-story white gabled construction would take a seat in composition with swish, flat-roofed additions on 3 facets. The top distinction design technique would additionally lengthen to the fabric pallets, assigning cushy, light-colored finishes to the gabled portion and darkish, laborious ones to the additions.
The architectural main points additional modernized the 2021 incarnation: the brand new white steel roof not overhangs the partitions as conventional roofs would however as an alternative ends flush with the white vertical forums of the wall cladding (separated by means of a minimum gutter on two facets); the brand new picket cladding is paying homage to the painted pine forums of the unique however used to be first charred with the Jap Shou-sugi Ban methodology for longevity, after which stained white as used to be within the former farmhouse.
To distinction the unique white shape, the brand new flooring space used to be offered via a sequence of discreet, black, steel-clad volumes of folded sheet steel in various widths. The colour, texture, and window remedy at the “additions” are visually other from the sunshine cladding.
Inside of, like the outside, light-colored fabrics meet the hovering ceiling of the gabled construction; darkish ones render the additions. A sequence of operable, linear home windows and skylights lend a hand regulate the indoor temperature whilst welcoming herbal mild and perspectives of the landscaped external into the house.
Whilst Submit Structure labored with INLINE Design Development to construct the home and its interiors, STLA coordinated with Arbordale Landscaping and Moonstruck Lights to create a purposeful, versatile and comfy out of doors area this is an extension of the structure. The nod to the previous, reinterpreted inside of a modern design language, continues with the panorama design, wrapped across the northwest aspect of the home.
Blending local and non-invasive pollinator vegetation, the plush lawn options some species that cling nostalgic that means for the citizens: scilla (blue squill), hydrangeas, serviceberries, and dogwoods.
Those luscious vegetation create a welcoming entrance access and an enthralling backdrop for the home whilst nestling the construction into the hilltop on which it’s perched. The panorama design additionally reinforces minimalist main points very similar to the ones included within the structure with repeated patterns and contrasting colours. Designed for 4 seasons, the backyard is decorated with a fireplace pit and a water function, sitting among the low-maintenance vegetation for the ones starry iciness nights or sunny summer time days.