A ravine home by architect Siamak Hariri is at once generous and rigorous. At 11,000 sq. ft., it is a large house, but careful manipulation of interior spaces has banished any hint of chilly vastness.
There's an interesting book to be written about the deluxe modernist houses that hover over Toronto's lovely, deep ravines.
The available ravine-side building sites are often awkward in shape and small in size. They are hedged about by restrictive city codes and environmental regulations. But despite the difficulties, more than a few architects have risen to the challenge of designing for these places, and produced houses that are among Toronto's most engaging examples of the residential building art.
Any book of the kind I'm proposing would probably feature the...