Resting on a rolling field, this modern rural country home outside Toronto was inspired by the stone walls that were used to separate farmer’s fields.
Stouffville Residence is grounded in the earth while being cantilevered over a vast landscape. The stone entry wall, low and private, hints program through a series of translucent glass boxes punching through the otherwise monolithic wall. This wall acts as a key organizational element anchoring a series of glass volumes that open up to the south of the building overlooking the property and offering commanding views of the landscape. The orientation of the project intends to minimize the building’s impact on the area while maximizing site lines and access to natural daylight. The roof seemingly floats above the stone entry wall suggesting a more gestural and dynamic roof on the dwelling’s other face.
▼住宅的一部分体量悬挑在广阔的景观之上，Stouffville Residence is grounded in the earth while being cantilevered over a vast landscape
▼入口处的低矮石墙构成了建筑中的一个关键元素，the stone entry wall acts as a key organizational element
▼间隔分布在墙上的半透明玻璃盒体则透漏出室内的功能空间，the wall hints program through a series of translucent glass boxes punching through the otherwise monolithic wall
Two main programmatic bars make up Stouffville Residence. The more public spaces make up the heart of the house, and the more private areas branch off to the sides. The main axis of the residence includes the kitchen/living/dining rooms, with the outdoor wooden terrace serving as a continuation of the living space. A practical ‘service’ box adjacent to the main entry houses the mudroom and pantry, helping to maintain a minimal lifestyle of the main public axis. The dwelling encompasses a master bedroom with an integrated ensuite on the main level, as well as two bedrooms on the lower level. Stouffville Residence is spacious, yet proportional, always focusing on the view out onto its’ surroundings.
▼餐厅和厨房区域，dining area and kitchen
▼地面和天花板分别铺设以混凝土和染色的松木，the kitchen features white cabinets, concrete floors, and stained cedar ceilings to match the Mahogany fenestration finishes
▼现代而简约的厨房，contemporary kitchen, minimal, clean, and functional
▼主厅的双层高玻璃立面，the main hall, featuring a double-height glazed space
▼悬浮的楼梯在连接下方楼层的同时也成为住宅中的光井，the floating stairs connect the lower level as well as active as a light well
▼次卧所在的底层空间，the lower level
Material finishes include, but are not limited to: local granite, Canadian cedar, polished concrete, glass, and mahogany. Radiant in-floor heating is provided by a trenched geothermal loop, providing for a comfortable, all-year-round temperature as well as the added benefit of sustainability features.
▼露台作为起居空间的延伸，the outdoor wooden terrace serves as a continuation of the living space
▼主楼层平面图，main floor plan
▼底层平面图，lower floor plan
Architect: Trevor McIvor Architect Inc
Lead Architect: Trevor McIvor
Location: Stouffville, Toronto GTA, Ontario
Site area: 40,454 m2
Project Area: 5,000 sf (465 m2)
Project completion year: 2017
Builder: Ortolan Building Design Ltd
Structural Engineer: Blackwell Structural Engineers
Photography: Maciek Linowski