Multiple renovations over several owners and years, rendered this Old Ottawa South home to appear tired, dated and lacking curb appeal. The current owners required slightly more interior space and an exterior update.
A second storey family retreat room was constructed above an existing garage. The space created a bench seating area niche for card/board games and the couch seating – a wonderfully intimate conversation area. A future pool table scheduled for area in front of the fireplace – will complete the room! Windows were sized to maximize both morning and afternoon sunlight.
The home is situated on a corner lot. In order to achieve the curb appeal it deserved, stone was installed on the ground floor along with EIFS stucco to the second storey.
The old, passive white colour scheme was replaced with a bold contrast. The introduction of the sharp dark contrasting colour for the soffit and fascia accentuates the stone and stucco colour scheme. The dark colour is carried through to the front door and garage door. A long overhang soffit at the garage provides protection from the elements and houses recessed lighting fixtures to illuminate the façade of the home.
The materials selected along with the sharp colour contrast of the train allowed for the transformation of this home from bland to bold- while respecting the streetscape.
The ‘new look’ home now anchors the street!