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Modern Toronto Home Features a Rad Sunken Living Room

It's an indoor-outdoor dream

With a striking front facade—dramatically carved to bring in the light better—this new Toronto-area home by Canadian firm Williamson Chong Architects certainly stands out among its more traditional neighbors built between the '20s and '40s. There is, however, an even bigger surprise in the back: a sunken living room that opens up to the yard on two sides via sliding glass doors. The gentle steps that lead to the outside also double as informal seating. And the kitchen, which opens up to a patio at the front end, overlooks the breezy space, making for the ultimate indoor-outdoor family home.