This Leslieville gem is the inaugural project of MODERNest, co-founded by architects Kyra Clarkson and Christopher Glaisek. In response to downtown Toronto’s need for mid-market contemporary houses, MODERNest aims at providing new build single family houses for those wanting a modern aesthetic who don't have the time, budget or inclination to commission a custom-designed home themselves.

A MODERNest house focuses on getting the basics right - good rooms, large windows, plenty of closets, hardwood floors, strong connections between inside and outside, and a positive relationship of the house to its surroundings.  In doing so, they aspire to strengthen communities, revitalize the urban fabric, and be good neighbours.

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Photography by Steven Evans, commissioned by MODERNest