The best architecture isn’t just visually arresting — it needs to be reliable, robust, able to stand the test of time. Completed exactly 10 years ago in Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood, Crescent House is exactly that kind of house.
Designed by local architecture firm superkül, it’s a bespoke “forever home” that has held up its promise of sustainability and durability.
With a palette of red brick and ipe wood siding, the house exudes a classic warmth.
The expansive windows and sweeping skylight flood the central atrium with natural light, giving it a sense of freshness.
In addition to the extensive use of daylight, the design team preserved the existing trees surrounding the home, built in a new porous driveway to reduce water runoff and utilized sustainable materials — doing its best to avoid plastics, paints, and adhesives — to maximize the building’s longevity.
All in all, it adds up to a home worth spending a lifetime in.