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Townhouse Renewal

Revitalizing an early 1970s flat roof six-unit structure, this project transformed outdated rental units into modern, desirable homes. Partly built up by previous builders, the renovation began with a thorough demolition, moving from the basement up, including essential asbestos abatement.

The comprehensive upgrades included installing new windows, doors, electrical systems, plumbing, and insulation. Each unit now features individual meters for water, natural gas, and hydro, ensuring accurate billing. The exterior was meticulously finished to blend seamlessly with adjacent buildings, and patios were built for each unit, fully landscaped for a welcoming outdoor space. New asphalt added the finishing touch to the revitalized property.

By taking the ‘bones’ of the existing building and turning it into a profitable venture for the client, this project exemplifies the potential of thoughtful renovation. Remarkably, all six units were rented out within weeks of completion, promising long-term investment benefits for years to come.

Accessibility Upgrade

This project involved transforming a new home to ensure wheelchair accessibility across all floors, beginning with the immediate installation of a front patio lift and a new composite porch. After securing the necessary planning and permits, a second-floor addition was constructed, integrating an elevator in the garage to provide seamless access to all three floors and garage.

The renovation included matching the new interior and exterior to the existing home, featuring interior oak trim and hardwood floors for a cohesive look. The elevator now services the kitchen, basement, garage, and primary bedroom, ensuring accessibility throughout the entire home. Additional upgrades included a rear deck, finished basement, oak barn doors, and updated bathrooms and kitchen. The most recent addition was a new roof, providing improved durability and protection.

This renovation project underscores the ability to blend accessibility with elegance, ensuring every home meets the highest standards of comfort and design.

Timber Frame Retreat

This beautifully transformed outdoor space showcases a welcoming open porch with a stunning timber frame pavilion designed for an upcoming wedding and long-term enjoyment of the cottage.

The design achieves harmony between the existing structure and new addition by integrating matching materials. Elevating the chimney ensured aesthetic continuity, enhancing the overall architectural vision.

Every detail of this space was thoughtfully crafted to enhance the property’s charm and usability. From the soaring timber frame trusses that provide a striking focal point to the seamless blend of tradition and innovation, this space invites relaxation and celebration alike.