The Family Home Continues:
This home is set in Ottawa's desirable Alta Vista neighbourhood. The owner's parents constructed this custom bungalow as their family home in the 1950s. The current owner wanted to honour the family home with any proposed alterations - which added an extra rich & exciting element to the entire project - and they designed a custom renovation to honour their home!
The owners' requirements for natural light & open concept living guided the entire process beginning with a complete return to the 'base-building', reconfiguration of interior partitions, increased roof line pitch with a dramatic vaulted ceiling in the great room, exterior cladding and the incorporation of up-to-date materials - including sprayfoam insulation - all of which will ensure the home will provide a perfect ambient living space for the owners to enjoy for years to come!
Intimate spaces are defined within the open concept living & dining areas - all of which are engulfed by the natural sunlight drawn into the home through the expansive windows & skylights - without the use of 'hard' partitions. Entertaining family & guests in the kitchen, great room or even the expansive basement -flow easily from one area to the other. The owners' personal space is set to one side of the home to allow private / quiet area without feeling isolated from the 'heart' of the home.
The expansive windows further draw the exterior into the home - blending interior & exterior living into this family home. The renewed facade delicately blends this updated home smoothly into the streetscape thereby further ensuring the home's longevity in this neighbourhood.
The owner's desire to honour their family home's past and update it for today and the future was achieved with their guiding vision and it is an amazing home!