I’m Obsessed With An Exterior Metal Facade

Riverdale / Playter Estates, Tales From Tennis Crescent

If you've been following this blog, you know I've embarked on a remodel of my 1960s swell dwell duplex on Tennis Crescent in Riverdale.

If you're new to it, then welcome to my latest installment of Tales From Tennis Crescent!

Here's a pic of the existing 'yawn' of an exterior:



Along with a box bay window, which I find architecturally compelling, I'm now exploring ways to treat the facade of my transformation that make it appear a lot less 'Dwell' and a lot more modern.



I want to take this original concept drawing above and – while retaining the overall structure and bay window – elevate the facade into something not frequently seen in Toronto.


Yup, my latest obsession is exploring the idea of attached a large metal grid to the exterior facade where – over time – I can attach metal filigree panels that create a floating 'skin'. Here are my inspiration photos from google. My apologies for not crediting some of these pics… I can't recall where these come from but I welcome fixing this if you contact me.


By Alibaba.com

From Houzz: Entanglements Landscape and Design, Australia

From Homedit.com


Don't you love?!

I'm not sure how this will ultimately transpire into my own exterior, but stay tuned for more about this unique urban space in the Tales From Tennis Crescent!

~ Steven and the urbaneer team

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