Historic. Modern. Victorian.
Our clients had outgrown their home in Greek Town, which we had previously renovated in 2011, and purchased a three storey Victorian in Toronto's Rosedale neighborhood. The once Victorian needed a complete gut, since it had been tampered with over the years, with a poorly executed addition and various renovations. Our goal was to create a space that was simple, modern, and maintained some of the classic flavor of the home and neighborhood.
The first step was to remove the existing addition on the home and recreate a modern functioning space that would allow for a large open concept entertaining area on the ground floor, a grand master suite, a third-floor den and guest suite, and a basement with a wine cellar, mudroom and kids space. In order to achieve all of this, we were required to apply for a Minor Variance Application and receive approval from City of Toronto's Committee of Adjustment and Historical Board.
We fully rebricked the home in a mixed red brick, complimented by classic painted black wood window to ensure fluidity on all elevations. The interior of the home takes on a simple aesthetic, with crisp architectural white paint throughout, juxtaposed with transitional wainscoting, coffered ceiling and layered lighting. The interior effortlessly flows from private rooms to open areas. Remaining is a lightness and playfulness created with a variety of light fixtures, floor and wall finishes, textured furniture, and an array of art and accents.
The outcome? A three storey beauty. Something that you would stand in front of today and wonder how a home from so long ago was and is still standing so classically and handsomely.
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