February 20th, 2019 | Cool Homes

Cool Homes: Integral House

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This time, we’ve decided to present you a cool home not far away from us. Indeed, this curvy castle resides in one of our beloved and historic Toronto neighbourhoods, Rosedale.

The architect behind this award winning residential building is Shim-Sutcliffe, who was able to design a fortress that was both home to music and mathematics, in recognition of the two biggest passions of his client, the mathematician and musician James Stewart. While we think these curves, under a certain perspective, recall the shape of a grand piano, curvilinear volumes are also known to require double integrals making it clear how the client’s passions for mathematic curves and music, provided a starting point for this project. Now you get why it’s called the Integral House? 😉

After Dr. Stewart’s death in 2014, the villa was put on the market for $28 million, but took 18 months to sell and eventually sold for $19.5 million to a family of four. And now, it’s hitting the market again for $21,500,000!

If you are curious to know what’s behind these big numbers, there is no need to hold your breath any longer! Have a look into this 4 bedroom, 18,000-square-foot house.

Click on the pictures for full size!

Photo Credit: Soteby International Realty

Let’s have a closer look at those curves

Photo Credit: James Dow, Edmonton, Alberta

Want to know how it all began? Check out these sketches!

Photo Credit: Architonic

What are your feelings about the Integral House? Would you love to live in such a big mansion or would you prefer a small but cozy home? Let us know in the comment section below and stay tuned for the next cool home coming up next week!

Meanwhile, if you’ve got any Real Estate questions, get in touch with us, we’d be happy to help!


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