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Yarmon House

LAST UPDATE: May 31 2019

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image courtesy of Steven Bodrug

image courtesy of Steven Bodrug

AT RISK INFORMATION
At risk status:
This building has been saved

Info:
Demolished 2018

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
Yarmon House
12 Spinney Court
Parkwoods-Donalda, Toronto

First Owner:
Elliot Yarmon

First Occupant:
Elliot and Charlotte Yarmon

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Alternate names:
Formerly 91 Laurentide Drive

Notes:

- A stunning example of a house designed in the modernist style; arguably the most impressive in Toronto.

- One of about half a dozen custom built homes designed by Henry Fliess in the Donalda area of Don Mills.

-Original house was 2100 square feet with four bedrooms

- The house had been preserved (both inside and out) in its original style, decor and colour palette. It is an interesting, rare and well documented time capsule of 1950s living.

- The house interplays with the natural aspect of the site with the way it was thoughtfully built into the slope of the ravine it rests on. The use of wood (cedar siding) and stone on the exterior pay respect to the notion of being intertwined with nature.

 

 

The house has subsequently been stripped of its woodwork and stonework, undermining having it listed or designated. It has been nominated for designation by a private citizen. 

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
1957

Map:
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Companies:
The following companies are associated with this building

BUILDING DATA
Type:
Detached house

Current use:
Residential

Former use:
Residential

Heritage:
No heritage status

Main Style:

Sources:

Sources

  1. Heritage Property Nomination Form submitted to Heritage Preservation Services
    Author - Steven Bodrug
    Date - April 22 2016
    Document - 7df23538.pdf

  2. Drone Video of Property
    Author - Steven Bodrug
    Date - 2016
    More information

  3. Globe and Mail Article: A friendship built on a solid foundation
    Author - Dave LeBlanc
    Date - Sept 16, 2010
    Notes - Elliot Yarmon wasn´t looking for a friend for life.

    When a business opportunity presented itself in 1952, Mr. Yarmon left his native New York City for Montreal. Three years later, he relocated to Toronto and set his family up in the award-winning Sout
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  4. The Yarmon House – 4 Bedroom Bungalow on a Slope
    Notes - Reprint, posted online, of a 1959 Issue of Canadian Homes and Gardens

    When Elliott and Charlotte Yarmon first moved to Don Mills, they rented a row house designed by architect Henry Fleiss. The economy and convenience of its design so impressed them th
    More information

  5. Photo Album
    More information

  6. Development Application
    More information

  7. Hillside Bungalow with an Extra Level Downstairs
    Author - Canadian Homes and Gardens
    Date - February 1959
    Page - 20-22
    Notes - Canadian Homes and Gardens article featuring the house, with multiple black and white images of the house and layout. 

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