Kyra Clarkson and Christopher Glaisek established MODERNest Inc. in response to downtown Toronto's need for affordable, contemporary houses. We felt that there are limited choices for people wanting a modern aesthetic but without the time, budget or inclination to commission a custom-designed home themselves.
A MODERNest house is developed from our shared desire to design quality, honest and inspiring homes that express a modern spirit. We select a site that allows homeowners to easily take advantage of the best that this city has to offer. We focus on the basic qualities to which everyone responds – daylight, natural materials and colour, good relationships between rooms, strong connections between inside and outside, and a positive relationship of the house to its surroundings. In doing so, we aspire to strengthen communities and revitalize the urban fabric.
Kyra and Christopher met while studying architecture at Yale University. After living and working for ten years in New York City, they relocated to Toronto to work and raise their two children. They love living downtown.
Fore more information, please visit the Modernest website.