Starting with a bland 1930s Tudor house in downtown Toronto, the owners removed the gabled roof and added a “light monitor”—an angled rooftop window like the ones that topped early 20th-century factories. The kitchen and living room are built around a grand hearth of gray brick, while kitchen cabinets by Bulthaup, crafted with lustrous white laminate, provide a smooth counterpoint. It’s a subtle mix of lux and loft, nowhere more so than in the main bathroom on the second floor. A curvaceous Victoria + Albert bathtub rests on the floor, but the real luxury is in the adjacent walk-in shower, illuminated from above by that light monitor on the roof – more than a spa-like experience. So, if you asked me how modern luxury looks like, I’d say – this way!