This century old Toronto townhouse faced a lot of typical older home issues such as little natural light, narrow layouts, separated rooms and small bathrooms. Spaces by Jacflash converted this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom second level, into a modern master suite by almost tripling the existing bathroom size. We replaced all windows, levelled out the floors and ceilings.
This spacious 4 piece bathroom hosts a large stand up shower, free standing soaker tub, double sink vanity and separate water closet. We opened the space even more by inserting a mirrored wall and we used Carrara marble porcelain wall tiles to give the same look and feel of marble slab but for a fraction of the price. We chose an accent tile pattern with a thin Nero Marquina marble tile installed in a herringbone pattern for the shower. The simple, white floating vanity works in contrast with the dramatic shower. All fixtures are from Rubinet and we found this gorgeous, antique wall sconce with a matching brass finish, crystal bars to add some glamour and an industrial base. The matte black, suspended ceiling towel rack was designed custom by Spaces by Jacflash. The versatility in materials and finishes create a glamorous, yet sophisticated palette. Since we installed a water closet, there was no need for us to add bathroom doors which amplified the overall open concept.
We wanted the bedroom to feel like every day was a hotel getaway. We replaced a regular door and small window with a large sliding glass door that leads to the balcony. This made the small space feel larger and brought in more light. As the furniture is very clean and classic in the bedroom, we installed the same ornate mouldings that are on the main level to tie in both floors. We also exposed and painted the brick on the south wall to add more character to a once uninterested space.
From the main level all the way to the third, we installed picket railings slats along the stairs. We chose a white oak material for the pickets and nosing to match the new hardwood floors, treads, risers and handrails. The white oak warm tones make this house feel more welcoming against the almost entirely monochromatic palettes of the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Fluidity between spaces connecting all white walls, with warm white oak floors and black metal accents is simple, yet captivating.