The existing house was a non-descript brown stucco bungalow originally built in 1946, which lacked personality or architectural detail. It stood out like a sore thumb in this vibrant neighbourhood where colourful heritage homes punctuate the street.
A full renovation to both existing storeys, and the addition of an upper storey and covered front and back porches converted the little brown stucco house into a beautiful heritage-style home which is now well-suited to the fabric of the neighbourhood. A front porch was added the length of the street facing façade and includes classically detailed columns and beams, and a warm cedar soffit. It is accessed by a wide and welcoming front stair case. Permission for a third storey was achieved through a successful application to the Board of Variance.
The interior design took a more contemporary approach to finishes and planning with an open concept main floor. The new upper storey features vaulted ceilings and skylights throughout.