The Don River House represents a new form of luxury: a sustainable, holistic and bio-diverse environment that is engaging a multi-generational family with its setting and fostering long-term wellness. An affluent neighbourhood and on the bank of the Don River, the site for this project included two houses surrounded by a typically suburban landscape of highly manicured lawns and non-native gardens. We modestly renovated and added to the clients’ existing home, and also demolished the neighbouring house, returning the adjacent lot to landscape and creating a series connected outdoor rooms and pavilions that fluidly integrates architecture and landscape. This is not a typical renovation/landscape project. It masterplans the site as a series of indoor and outdoor ‘experiences’ that fluidly mix architecture and landscape.