The Masthrit Prousin, or Family House, is a 1920s bungalow located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was built by MIDE Architects and has a design inspired by a Mediterranean garden, as described by the architect: “Building a house in harmony with the garden is difficult. There are specific paths of travel through the house, each one of them clearly marked by the material that is used: the gable roof. On the main body there was a central courtyard, a water feature that penetrates and that encourages the residents to enjoy the space, while the gable roof is reminiscent of the modern sculptures of the ancient Rome of the century.”
In order to keep the design of this house modern, the architect chose to develop an open floor plan with a strong connection to the outdoors. The main living spaces are organized on one level, all facing the back yard, and the bedrooms all look out to the garden. The gable roof line is emphasized by an arch, emphasizing the linearity and the strong connection to the exterior space. Miesian studio Archduke architecten has designed the Masthrit.
The garden has always been a point of attraction, being one of the summer residence and live-work areas of the old Spanish municipality of Vila Madalena. The building has the main gable, and even the sloped roof, thus connecting it to the natural setting and highlighting it and the fact that it looks like a semi-although not necessarily less friendly one.
As a property for vacationers, the architecture of the house can also be admired in the family pool area. A strip of skylights brings in even more light and make the whole place a whole new experience for guests and locals alike.