Just one decade and 24 million US dollars ... that's all it took to build to build Dr. James Stewart's residence in Rosedale, Toronto.
The owner is a former violinist and math professor, having made his millions writing calculus textbooks. Although the home would have certainly demanded some complicated mathematical formulas to build, it has many artistic angles and houses a private concert hall.
Full of curves, wood, floor to ceiling windows, concrete, and an amazing custom staircase - this house appears warm and cool, modern and vintage, clean and decorative ... all at once.
Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe of Shim Sutcliffe are the architects behind the project and apparently they had an unlimited budget and time frame - an architect or designer's dream, I'm sure.
"I think it's one of the most important private houses built in North America in a long time" - Glenn D. Lowry, director of New York's Museum of Modern Art in a Wall Street Journal article. Now all we have to do is get invited to one of Dr. Stewart's private concerts or costume balls to see this beauty in person...
Photographs by Jim Dow, Ed Burtynsky & Bob Gundu, via coolhunter.net
Visit Shim-Sutcliffe's website here.