The Mount Pleasant House is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and it was sketched out by Roundabout Studio. The building flaunts 5,480 square feet of space and used to represent a place of business, namely a local fixture and flower bulb distributor named Cruickshank’s. In 2001, the building was vacated, and after it swapped a few owners across the years, a local music enthusiast bought it and decided to renovate it.
The residence was designed to accommodate various events, and so its social space comprises an open plan kitchen as well as a living room, a dining room, an interior courtyard and a double height performance space located at the core of the building. Directly above what used to be the cold storage room, the interior courtyard comprises a 16-foot tall Cor-Ten steel light element that reminds of the structure’s former use as a bulb warehouse. The steel perforations are lit up from behind and form a wonderful display that resembles tulip bulbs.