2023 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
What was the challenge?
This 1970s time capsule was in desperate need of a makeover. The home had remained untouched for over 50 years, featuring bright blue sag carpet, and lime green kitchen cabinets. The goal of this renovation was to tastefully update the exterior without altering its essential character and completely transform the style and utility of the interior.
What was delivered?
The client wanted to keep the established neighbourhood presence of the home but with new interior layout and updated materials inside & out. This compelled the team to creatively reimagine the floor layout without altering any exterior walls. The team was able to updated the exterior with clean and bright materials. The interior was gutted and transformed using modern touches and finishes.
They removed the fourth bedroom and turned it into a walk in closet attached to the new master bedroom/ensuite. The kitchen was in desperate need of a makeover and was a main focus in this renovation. They removed a partition wall separating front living room and kitchen, to widened the framed opening to the dining room from the kitchen, and installed a built-in banquette and pantry at the rear. In the livingroom, the original limestone fireplace was meticulously refurbished and remained the centerpiece of family room. The small rear entry was removed and replaced with a large walk-in pantry. All the cabinets and closets throughout the home were completely custom built. All in all, the team did an amazing job renovating this home into the twentieth century. Although the style and materials were brand new, they worked together to echoed the period of the original home.