An out-dated, dysfunctional Leslieville semi was transformed into a light-filled, energy-efficient modern home. The existing house was almost entirely rebuilt with a 2nd story rear addition, the fa├žade dramatically altered while still finding cohesion with its surroundings. Inside unfolds with a foyer connecting to a hall closet and powder room. This transition zone creates a layer of privacy between the street and entertainment space beyond, an open plan delineating 3 areas each expanding to the exterior: lounge with exposed brick, kitchen with custom cabinetry, dining area. The 2nd level was expanded into a well-proportioned private sanctuary, with 3 light-drenched bedrooms, 3 skylights, abundant custom built-in storage, luxe spa washroom.