This renovation and addition transformed an early-20th-century house into three living units: a two-storey apartment on the top two floors; a ground-floor apartment; and a basement unit containing the professional kitchen used by one of the owners, who is a caterer.
Although the project entailed substantial changes to the interior and at the rear, from the street the house still ‘reads’ as a single-family home. At the rear, the second and third levels are pulled back from the corner – a move that simultaneously creates a generous deck on both floors and draws light into the interior from the side as well as from the back. Interior windows, such as the horizontal one between the top-floor master bedroom and its ensuite bath, add to the impression of spacious openness. Material-rich partitions were strategically inserted to achieve separation between spaces with different functions, without closing them off from one another completely.