I’ve had the honour of selling two prior works by atelier rzlbd. Patio House stands out as one of the most complete and dramatic in his growing body of work.
Crisp, clean modernity in a much-admired Toronto neighbourhood.
Welcome to Patio House. Designed by Reza Aliabadi of atelier rzlbd, this remarkable residence provides abundant living space for families seeking a unique modern residence. Newly-constructed and never lived in, Patio house is an outstanding opportunity to inhabit a true work of art, and a home that embraces natural light and celebrates the very notion of family life.
The main floor features a generous open plan, anchored by the true heart of the house: a remarkable kitchen with premium appliances, abundant storage space and a vast eat-in island. To either side of the kitchen are flexible living and dining spaces, including a more formal living space at the front of the home, and a more secluded den area to the rear. Opposite the kitchen is the first of two “patios” – remarkable transitional spaces that provide multi-seasonal use, plus an extraordinary gesture to bring additional natural light into the home.
The public space extends downstairs, where a vast family room and media room is complete with a wet bar. Ideal for family gatherings or as a teenager hangout, this bright space also features its own powder room and a lower level bedroom with ensuite ideal for growing youngsters or as a nanny suite.
On the top floor is the home’s master suite, including a private patio, generous ensuite bathroom with floating tub and walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms share the home’s main bathroom, and the upstairs landing is an ideal space for evening homework.
Striking for the completeness of the design, the quality of the execution and the remarkable staircase that ascends through this home, Patio House is a truly unique opportunity to inhabit the most bespoke of spaces.
photography: Borzu Talaie