TACT Architecture and Design shared photos and information about Heathdale Residence, a 3,200-square-foot family home in Toronto, Ontario. Located on the edge of Cedarvale Park, the house displays very different facades front and back.

The project developers chose weathered steel to face the street; on the other side, floor-to-ceiling windows open up to the ravine. “The dichotomy of the design responds to the contrasting public and private sides of the site,” the architects said.

“The inner core is grounded by the sculpted wooden stair, which culminates at the third-floor study and wraparound terrace,” they said. “Expansive windows allow the owners to dwell among the ravine’s tree canopy, while the lower family area spills into the shaded rear yard.”

A variety of lounge spaces make this modern Toronto home ideal for entertaining guests. The interiors display a contemporary style, with design elements that ensure originality. [Photos and information provided by TACT]