The scope of this project included extensive interior renovations to a downtown three-storey house, including raising the third floor dormer roof, rear façade renovations, and extensive built in millwork. The house borders a shallow ravine to the north, with stunning views to the rear which none of the rooms took advantage of. The renovations focused on connecting the interior with the outside ravine while creating an exciting interconnection of interior spaces. The ground floor was almost completely rearranged to provide a layered, continuous flow of entertainment space that always has the ravine as the backdrop. Side windows were frosted to ensure the view focused on the ravine. Second floor windows were reconfigured to rationalize the façade and view. The third floor addition (raising the sloped roof) provides a continuous panoramic window for the new master bedroom and ensuite bath at the level of the tree canopies like a treehouse. Volumetric layering of the interior was achieved by using panels of frosted glass, wall slots, metal mesh curtains, lighting, and layering of shifted colours.
The Woodlawn Residence was the recipient of a 2007 DX Gold Award (Interior Design / Residential).
View of the Dining Room and Kitchen
The Breakfast Nook
The Kitchen from the Dining Room
Detail of the Island
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bath and view to the Garden
The Vestibule Coat Rack
The Vestibule Bench
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