Hygge inspires renovation of Victorian home in Parkdale

Hygge inspires renovation of Victorian home in Parkdale

The listing: 201 Dunn Ave., Toronto Asking Price: $2,695,000 Taxes: $8,419.76 (2021) Lot Size: 30 feet by 140 feet. Agents: David Bailye, Re/Max West Realty Inc. and High Park Real Estate Group The backstory Not all renovations need an architect, and not all architectural expansions improve what was already in place – but if you’re lucky, you can get architecture that turns a renovation into something greater than the sum of its additions. That’s what Dr. Richard Yanofsky, a psychiatrist with University Health Network, got from the principals at the Practice of Everyday Design – who later founded Design Architecture Everyday Inc. – when they redid his 2 1/2-story Victorian detached home in Parkdale in 2014. “They were cool, they were one of the early Toronto design shops,” he said. “I’m involved in a restaurant and we have a cottage, and each time we’ve used architects and designers.” When Dr. Yanofsky and his wife bought the house in 2012, it was subdivided into three apartments. The renovation plan was extensive: gut the interior of the house, dig out and underpin …
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