This project is a fully renovated one storey dwelling. Built in late sixties, the existing house reflected the construction traditions of the period, but needed to be revitalized to meet the needs of a modern family. Three foundations walls were kept and all others removed to make way for a side and rear additions. The existing basement slab level was maintained and the above floor was re-framed and raised to allow for higher ceilings. The house was re-clad throughout to seamlessly connect the addition to the existing structure, and to make this house seem like it was built from scratch.
The house was carefully re-designed to fit within the existing context of the site. The surrounding mature trees were kept intact and landscaping was refined to make this home feel like it has been here for a very long time. The landscaping used the existing topography to connect the various access points and minimized the need for paved surfaces.