2019 CID Award Winner Spotlight: Annex House

CID Awards - Annex House

At Coverings 2019, we honored ten outstanding projects that demonstrated spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile & stone. This week we’re putting the spotlight on the Residential Stone Design winner.

Residential Stone Design Winner
Annex House
Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

When the client, a young couple, purchased this property with its two structures, the main building and coach house had been used as rooming houses for many years. The client wished to convert the fragmented property back into a single-family residence, suitable for their expanding family and optimized for entertaining, while taking advantage of the two buildings on the site.

On the interior, the open plan is divided by delineating elements other than walls that both define and connect spaces through materiality and openings. They create a dialogue between the spaces, frame specific views, and aid in defining the distinct character of each space.

The ground floor is organized around a central volume that disguises storage, ductwork, and structural elements, while featuring a linear gas fireplace, niches for display and seating. Contained within the center of this volume is a void a discrete bathroom clad in white marble mosaic tile, with floating fixtures and a customized stone vanity conceived to be luminous and smooth like the interior of a shell.

In contrast, the volumes exterior surface is articulated in a play of closed and open sections, and clad in white oak and rosal limestone that wraps around its entire surface. The Statuario marble island and backsplash provide a rich counterpoint to the crisp horizontally ribbed aluminum kitchen cabinets.

The ensuite bathroom on the third floor features full height doors opening to a sun deck floating in the tree tops. The freestanding oval-shaped stark-white bathtub provides a strong focal point in the center of the room, in contrast with the rich Cortona Azul limestone flooring.

The linear nature of the pale Mare Bianco striated limestone on the walls directs the eye to views of the exterior. Caesarstone were used to make this West Hollywood project come to life.


Do you have a recently completed project that features innovative design and installation of tile & stone? Consider entering it to the 2020 CID Awards – the submission portal will open this fall.