CASE STUDIES

Examples of the balcony and terrace transformations we’ve created

 

SUMMER RETREAT IN THE CITY

Who:         Mature couple downsizes from a large family home with beautiful gardens and move into a luxury urban penthouse
Where:      West-end Toronto
What        Terrace (1,200 s.f.) – south-west corner exposure to sun and prevailing winds
Concept:   Classic style design with four outdoor rooms and changes of level. Mix of wood and sandstone decking, lighting, shade system, water feature, irrigation system, plantscape, accessories and new furniture.

 

EMPTY-NESTERS DOWNSIZE FOR RETIREMENT

Who:         Semi-retired, empty-nest executive couple downsizes to the freedom of a penthouse condo
Where:      West-end Toronto
What:        Three roof terraces: master bedroom (80 s.f.), kitchen (120 s.f.)and living room (185 s.f.). West and north-west exposure
Concept:   Contemporary style. Terraces subdivided into activity settings according to owners desires. Mix of wood and sandstone decking, lighting, shade system, plantscape, accessories and new furniture

 

ARCHITECT & EXECUTIVE COUPLE PREPARE FOR DOWNTOWN LIFESTYLE

Who:         Semi-retired professional couple with weekend urban condo retreat and escape hatch
Where:      Downtown Toronto, entertainment district
What:        Balcony (105 s.f.) on 30th floor, north-west corner
Concept:   Contemporary Asian style. Space subdivided into three areas: lounging, dining and focal point. Wood and sandstone decking, lighting, antique Japanese stone lantern, plantscape and furniture. Symbolic “bridge” at doorway.

 

MEDIA EXECUTIVE GETS AN EAGLE’S NEST VANTAGE POINT

Who:         Week-day city residence for a media executive, with a short walk to work, and a weekend small-town Ontario retreat.
Where:      Downtown Toronto
What:        Corner balcony (100-125 s.f.) on 40th floor, south-west corner. Full exposure to sun and prevailing summer winds
Concept:   Contemporary style, direct access to living room. Sandstone decking with stone border, treillage , lighting, plantscape of ornamental grasses, furniture.

 

SOFTWARE EXECUTIVE GETS ENTERTAINMENT PAD

Who:        Software executive with business life split between Toronto and “The Valley” creates a city residence, short walk to HQ offices. Works hard, plays hard
Where:      Downtown Toronto, the edge of the financial and entertainment districts
What:        Corner balcony (100+ s.f.) on 40th floor, south-west corner. Full exposure to sun and prevailing summer winds
Concept:   Contemporary style, direct access to living room. Sandstone decking with stone border, trelliage screen to guest bedroom window, lighting, plantscape – ornamental grasses and furniture.

 

INVESTOR UPGRADES RENTAL CONDO FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVE RENTERS

Who:         Real estate investor who wants to keep his long-term tenant
Where:      Downtown Toronto, the edge of the financial and entertainment districts
What:        Large balcony (300+ s.f.) on 50th floor, east facing . Full exposure to morning sun.
Concept:   Contemporary style, direct access to living room. Sandstone and wood decking, Treillage, mirror. Lighting, plantscape – ornamental grasses and furniture.

 

AFFLUENT SINGLES GET BESPOKE CONDO HOMES

Who:         Condo Developer of Low-rise Boutique Condos
Where:      Beaches area, East Toronto
What:        Roof terraces (190 s.f.) on level 4 roof, east and west facing . Full exposure to sun and prevailing summer winds
Concept:   Contemporary style, direct access to level 4 media room. Sandstone and wood decking, treillage, lighting, plantscape, accessories, BBQ and furniture.