A Toronto attic becomes a lofty adult retreat

Sarah Tolle – Homify Canada Sarah Tolle – Homify Canada
Adult Retreat - New third Storey Addition with Master Bedroom and Ensuite STUDIO Z Modern bathroom White
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This home renovation has provided a fitting location for the ultimate “stay-cation”: these homeowners have decided to turn their attic into a relaxing and luxurious adult retreat! This reno project was no simple undertaking—in converting their attic to the relaxing and lofty space that you’re about to explore, the architects from Studio Z started by stripping away the existing roof, building a taller one with 11’ high spaces at its peak. Doubling as a guest bedroom, the attic now includes a bedroom, ensuite, and small library for “getting away from it all”, in the comfort and convenience of one’s own home.

​Entrance

Hallway with Custom Bookcase STUDIO Z Modern style bedroom
STUDIO Z

Hallway with Custom Bookcase

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An open staircase provides a communicative link between the upper storey of the home and the attic, now transformed into a bright, relaxing living space. Before, the attic was inaccessible; the architects installed the staircase (with custom bookshelf) that you see lining the hallway.

​Custom bookshelf

Hallway with Custom Bookcase STUDIO Z Modern style bedroom
STUDIO Z

Hallway with Custom Bookcase

STUDIO Z

The loft-style space houses a large book collection on a custom bookshelf, basking in the ample sunlight that filters in through newly installed windows. Far from the dusty, dreary atmosphere that turns many attics into a much-dreaded place, this attic offers a sense of elevation and escape as residents can ascend into the uppermost reaches of their home to attain some peace of mind.

​Bedroom

Master Bedroom with Cathedral Ceiling STUDIO Z Modern style bedroom
STUDIO Z

Master Bedroom with Cathedral Ceiling

STUDIO Z

The master bedroom and walk-in closet sit under the new cathedral ceiling, a pristine white canvassing the room’s interior. The design cleverly takes advantage of oddly-shaped spaces under the low parts of the cathedral ceiling with a set of shelves for displaying treasures.  Far from stuffy, the room benefits from natural light from both the front and back of the home, with cross breeze ventilation.

​Bathroom

Ensuite Bathroom with Custom Tile Pattern STUDIO Z Modern bathroom White
STUDIO Z

Ensuite Bathroom with Custom Tile Pattern

STUDIO Z

This ensuite bathroom is fresh and bright, with a custom tile pattern bringing a classical aesthetic to the space. White covers every surface, maximizing the amount of natural light that reflects throughout the room. 

Ensuite Bathroom with Walk In Shower STUDIO Z Modern bathroom White
STUDIO Z

Ensuite Bathroom with Walk In Shower

STUDIO Z

Offering the full retreat experience, the attic bathroom also includes a walk-in shower, clad in the same tile as the rest of the room for a homogenous and beautifully seamless appearance.

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