Evolution of Life
For the owners, the acquisition of this mid-century bungalow - was a financial ‘stretch’- but they had an eye to the future. They knew their bungalow would transform itself from a house and evolve into their ‘home’ with the arrival of children and countless gatherings of family and friends!
Having lived in the home for years, the owners’ objective was to achieve more living space without adding a second storey: larger kitchen, open concept dining/living room and defined foyer/vestibule.
The bungalow was situated on its lot in such a manner as to allow two side additions: this created the opportunity to achieve the owners’ objectives while adhering to their desire not to add a second storey!
With the construction of the side additions, the well-appointed foyer/vestibule welcomes family & guests without imposing on the adjacent rooms. The second addition created the perfectly proportionate space for the gourmet kitchen with an oversized island to anchor the entire space. The positioning of the windows & doors draws the exterior into the home. The mudroom’s unimposing presence transitions through to the exterior in a virtually seamless manner to enjoy the covered deck and professionally manicured rear yard.
The transformation of this mid-century bungalow would not be complete without updating the exterior: the introduction of bold coloured cement fibre panels, modern profile wood siding and darker coloured aluminium soffits & fascia all converge to enhance the original, retained brick veneer. Reclaimed bricks were installed to tie-in the additions. The bold colours draw out the original brick veneer’s gray colour that was muted by neutral toned colours introduced in earlier projects.
From a humble home’s compartmentalized rooms to a sweeping open concept living & entertaining space – this home has been updated and upgraded to suit the owners’ lifestyle evolution!