This Incredibly Cool Curvy Home Just Hit the Toronto Market for $13 Million
One of Toronto’s best-designed (and most eye-catching) homes has gone up for sale in affluent Lawrence Park, less than two years after its original completion and at a price few can afford.
But it’s nice to daydream and crawl over cool real estate photos, isn’t it? Yeah. He is.
The must-see “Bezier Curve House” at 108 Stratford Crescent can be yours for just under $13 million, if you’re looking for something with both curb appeal and aerial appeal.
Built by custom home builder Farhad Kazmian (ABOND Homes) and architect Tania Bortolotto (BORTOLOTTO), the home was literally designed to be “the antithesis of the square jar.”
Kazmian had lived with his family on the property since 2011 and wanted to renovate, but had unique requirements; he wanted to keep his beautiful courtyard with a swimming pool, which required wrapping the whole house around it.
Bortolotto provided a solution by means of a modified L-shaped A-frame house rooted in mathematics.
The resulting property is known in design circles as the Bezier Curve House because its structure was based on a parametric equation often used in computer graphics and animations to create perfect curves using control points. .
“The mathematical formula of a Bézier curve at three given points is B
“Mathematicians often talk about the beauty of a mathematical equation, but when you see this formula put into practice in the roofline of a custom home in North York, Ontario, Canada, the beauty comes to life.”
To say this house has curves in all the right places is an understatement; its curves are mathematically perfect.
Parts of the space are intricate and impressive enough to feel like they belong in a gallery.
Other parts, not so much.
With four bedrooms plus two and seven bathrooms, there is plenty of living space in this 7,500 square foot residence.
A listing of the property says it represents “the epitome of modern luxury living” with unparalleled quality and bespoke finishes.
“Located on a beautiful tree-lined street in the heart of Lawrence Park, the ‘Bezier Curve House’ offers a glimpse into the future of design,” the listing reads, boasting “the unique articulation in its kind of house”. modern and design.”
The location would be fantastic for a family with excellent public and private schools nearby as well as great green spaces including the Alex Muir Memorial Gardens and Sunnybrook Park…not that you would need to go far for your leisure.
Described as a “pioneering architectural tour de force” – and rightly so – some parts of the house (mainly the bedrooms) don’t quite match the splendor of the house’s exterior.
The basement is, well, a basement.
But unique furnishings and design elements elevate the main living areas into something far beyond the box that Kazmian sought to avoid.
Entertaining here would be a dream with a large dining area.
Not to mention all the indoor-outdoor living spaces.
And those signature curves can be found both indoors and outdoors in certain parts of the home.
Is it an affordable option for the average family? Not by far. But damn is this still a cool house for someone who loves math, wants a personal pool, and enjoys impressing random strangers.
It also has six parking spaces. That alone might help offset some of the mortgage…maybe even more than a little.