2019 shortlists

Beacs
by Studio AC

This Victorian-era residence in Toronto was renovated by local firm StudioAC and features a pair of floating timber-clad bedrooms and a wooden staircase.

The apartment is located in Beaconsfield residence, a property that was built in the late 1880s in Toronto’s Queen West and Little Portugal area. The project involved preserving the heritage-listed facade and completely overhauling the interior, which the studio describes as a fusion of old and new. 

It features a new staircase with a solid wooden balustrade, which blends in with birch plywood wall paneling and white oak floors, two new bedrooms as a pair of wooden volumes, two bathrooms, and a sightline which extends from the front to the rear of the house. 

Designer: Studio AC
Project: Beacs
Shortlisted for: House interior
Read more: Studio AC

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