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This renovation revitalized a fire-damaged, turn-of-the-century house into a timeless and sophisticated residence.
The gracefully composed façade, featuring round arch windows and wrought-iron balustrades, hints at the Parisian-inspired spaces inside. The clients wanted the dark interior transformed into a bright, elegant and comfortable space, suited to house their collection of art and antiques.
The home exudes a calm elegance; subtle paint colours and white oak flooring create a tranquil atmosphere, while trims and plaster mouldings are used to highlight and define openings. French doors link the traditionally defined spaces and frame carefully composed views from room to room.
A dilapidated addition at the rear of the home was removed and replaced while increasing the floor area. This made it possible to add bedrooms that overlook the quiet park and pond, adjacent to the property.
The new kitchen features a bay window and sitting area which also has views to the park.
The formal dining room is linked to the kitchen through two doorways allowing a symmetrical composition, and opens up to the back terrace through a wall of French doors and windows. The re-built terrace leads down to a stone patio and lush yard.
2017 GOHBA: Renovation over $500K
2017 GOHBA: Best Custom Kitchen – Traditional (240+sq.ft., $75K+)