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The renovations have been completed in three stages. All work was designed by an architect and the interior finishes were prepared with an interior designer.
Mechanical & Electrical appliances and associated lines and panels have all been updated.
The asphalt shingles were replaced in 2013 and the house exterior and interior were repainted in 2014.
House – Lower Level; 1991 – the entire lower level was rebuilt and refinished including the replacement of mechanical piping, ductwork and natural gas service, electrical lines and panels. All original windows were removed and a total of 7 new prefinished windows installed c/w sealed units. A natural gas fireplace was also installed (capable of heating the house in case of emergency).
House – Upper Level; 2000 / 2001 – the entire upper level was renovated including the installation of all new wood windows with prefinished exterior metal cladding. The original configuration of the windows was retained so the exterior of the house remains intact from the street view preserving the character of the house. A new patio door was installed at the rear, a large deck was constructed and two large skylight wells were completed along the north facing side. Exterior walls were insulated where possible. New mechanical piping and electrical lines and panels were installed throughout. The rooms were reconfigured to create a large studio at the front of the house, a large kitchen facing the new private patio, and a laundry and sewing/craft room. A new wood burning stove was installed in the living room, as well as extensive built-in cabinetry in the studio, living room, washroom and laundry/sewing room.The living and dining room plaster walls were specifically retained in order to capture the original ceilings and wall arches.
Landscaping has been extensively renewed with real brick walkways, edging to flower beds, and rear driveway parking pad. The front yard features a rundlestone retaining wall and rundlestone accent detailing is used in the rear yard. The flower beds are planted with abundant perennial plants for an english country garden feel. There is a rear screened BBQ patio immediately off the kitchen and an adjacent shaded and secluded lounging deck at ground level c/w trellis. There is also a gardening work area with outdoor summer sink, work bench and composting area.
Douglas Fir Old Growth Hardwood Floors retained and refinished
Extensive new ceramic tile, marble and slate flooring added to the kitchen, laundry/sewing room, washroom, and at the wood burning stove and downstairs fireplace.
(lower level) carpeting and traditional Marmoleum flooring with custom floor patterns including the staircase
DENCA – solid cherry custom fabricated cabinetry
Dacor – 3' wide gas stove
KOHLER – enamel sink and “preformed” wash stand custom fit to be flush with countertop
SubZero – 3' wide refrigerator
Beautiful Custom Front Door with stained glass preserves the character of home.
Numerous Curio custom shelving
Quality Fixtures throughout
Small but beautiful details of this period home have been retained.
Attention has been given to retain the original character.
Deluxe Garage; 1987
Original garage replaced with new garage including a side driveway so there is sufficient room for three vehicles. Garage is fully insulated and finished inside and has a separate electrical panel with 220 power (for wood working tools requiring 220v). There are two electric heaters. There are 5 large windows and a dedicated space for wood working. It includes built in benches, cabinets, peg boards and shelving. The rear yard was fully landscaped and features real brick walkways.
RV parking (real brick pad)
24' x24' garage (1987) Paved alley!
Lower Level Sealed Unit Windows
High efficiency furnace – new in 2010
Hot water tank – new in 2013 Water softener – new in 2010
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