95 riverview drive toronto

House of the week: 95 Riverview Drive

This house is truly one of a kind, which is something that’s hard to come by in the world of sprawling suburbs with cookie-cutter houses.95 riverview drive torontoDesigned by architect Bruce Kuwabara of K P M B architects, the home is industrial with hard rectangular lines.

95 riverview drive torontoThe home was built based on a three-page request sheet from Toronto software entrepreneur Doug Steiner, according to The Globe and Mail.  

95 riverview drive torontoAs per Steiner’s specifications, the home has lots of light, space for art, and is sustainable.

95 riverview drive torontoThe main floor is open-concept with huge walls of windows and beautiful reclaimed elm floors.

95 riverview drive torontoThe kitchen is sleek and extremely minimalist with dark grey cabinetry.

95 riverview drive torontoThe bedrooms are upstairs in what is essentially a big glass and concrete box. Don’t get me wrong though: it’s stunning. With views into the ravine, the trees surrounding the rooms give a living-in-the-forest vibe.

95 riverview drive torontoThere are only three bedrooms in this house and they’re all very minimalist, as are the bathrooms.

95 riverview drive torontoThe master bedroom has a huge wall of windows with a spectacular view and lots of light.

95 riverview drive torontoAs for outdoor space, there’s a large backyard that overlooks the ravine, which even in the winter is quite beautiful.95 riverview drive toronto

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Good For

Making Mother Earth happy. So many features of this house were designed to be environmentally sustainable, such as in-floor heating, LEDs everywhere, a living green roof system and an integrated reusable rain water system.95 riverview drive toronto

Move On If

You want a home that has a cozier feel. The house was designed by architects who usually only design industrial buildings, and it shows.95 riverview drive toronto

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