You’ll Want to Grow Old in This Sustainable Toronto Home

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.

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Designed by local architecture firm superkül, it’s a bespoke “forever home” that has held up its promise of sustainability and durability.

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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.

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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.

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All in all, it adds up to a home worth spending a lifetime in.

0202 Crescent Road House

0202 Crescent Road House

Photography: Tom Arban Photography / Edward Addeo Photography