The scope of this project included the replacement of an existing rear addition with a new two-storey addition, interior renovations, and a redesign of the garden. The exterior of the new addition is characterized by a mix of dark and light-stained cedar siding, detailed copper flashing, siding and scuppers, and bright orange accents at the entrance – a theme that is continued throughout the house. The new addition houses the main bathroom and an intimate deck at the second floor, a bright open sunroom and rear-entry homework area and pantry at the ground floor, and a cheerful mudroom at the basement level accessed by a bright and colourful open stairwell bathed in natural light.
The new addition connects the historic house with the garden, creating a tree house-like property with overlooking views – perfect for watching the kids playing in the yard.
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The Garden Door with open stair beyond
The treehouse-like addition
The homework desk and pantry
The open stair to the garden
Open stair recessed handrail (and hot wheels race track)
Glass, mirror, and cabinetry wrap the bathroom like a panorama
The Garden door at night
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