The project is a 60 year old Toronto Annex area home.
The clients wanted a house that was spatially interesting as well as durable and fun for their 6 year old son. A bed–nook addition was literally pushed out the back of the house.
Working with Levitt Goodman Architects Limited and the homeowners we were involved from the design stage to value engineer and develop the construction budget. The project was completed on a fixed price contract basis.
We gutted this home down to the structure and rearranged much of that. By tilting the roof up on one side a continuous skylight all along the ridge was made possible. A bridge was created between the stairs and a slot in the 2nd floor allowing natural light to flow through to the ground floor.
Demanding structural modifications requiring extensive temporary structure included tilting one side of the roof up, cantilevering a bed loft off the 2nd floor, removing and rebuilding the entire rear wall and creating a slot in the floor.
During demolition some unexpected conditions and materials were found that put pressure on the budget but we were able to modify other aspects of the design and budget to offset this setback and continued to construct an excellent result.
From an Enviro–Logic™ point of view we successfully salvaged/reused almost all of the building’s structure, reused the rear brick, sorted and recycled much of the waste. Low VOC paint was used on the interior and renewable resource wood finishes were specified by the Architect.