Our client had a vision of turning a 100+ year old Heritage-designated house into a modern masterpiece that still retained the exterior charm and aesthetics of the original structure.
This 1.5 year project started with some significant bureaucratic navigation, which necessitated simultaneous approvals from the City of Oakville’s Building, Heritage and Conservation departments. (All doors, windows and even the exterior paint colours had to be approved!) By comparison, the construction was a breeze!
The project started with us lifting the whole structure by about 2 feet, allowing a full-height basement with a built-in wine cellar and a walkout to the backyard sanctuary area. The backyard included a pool with natural granite waterfall, an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace and wood-burning pizza oven. Inside, the entire house was gutted and redone with larger principal spaces to maximize the amount of natural light. The large open kitchen included custom cabinetry, granite countertops, double Miele dishwashers and finishes/appliances like Hansgrohe, Sub-Zero and Wolfe.
We installed a sprung-wood floor in the home gym and installed an elevator for universal access. We think it’s a modern beauty with a fresh new coat of yesterday on it that will last another century.