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Gallery 51: Improving Lifestyle by Adding Space


We met this client family through our collaboration with our realtor team who had first discussed this family’s needs. They loved their neighborhood ties to Brentwood and wanted to stay for the duration of their children’s school years but had yet to find a property that was a match. We were brought into the conversation to see if it made sense to modify their existing home to fit their changing lifestyle and make it more saleable down the road. After an in-depth property analysis, the conclusion was made that it was not the right investment to renovate their existing home. The client continued to watch the MLS and was fortunate to have discussions with a neighbour deciding to downsize prior to actually listing their property. Pinnacle was brought back into the discussion to evaluate this home’s potential and upon determining their criteria could be met by renovating this property, a sale by owner purchase was completed.



  • Resolve engineering challenges associated with headroom heights
  • Integrate over-sized double garage
  • Improve overall curb appeal and enhance front entrance
  • Create open concept main floor plan that supports entertaining
  • Improve traffic flow
  • Design luxury master suite complete with walk-in closet and ensuite
  • Enlarge current upper level bathroom to accommodate dual use space
  • Revitalize interior to reflect a transitional design
  • Incorporate family living on all three floors


How The Criteria Was Met

After months of design evolution and determining exactly how this family wants to live in their home, the final design incorporates a 2 storey rear addition, enlarging all three levels and expanding the main floor design that will be perfect for entertaining. The kitchen includes a walk through pantry and a spectacular covered outdoor kitchen placement in the West-backing property. An expansive mudroom has been added just off of the garage. The main floor foyer ceilings will soar to 16ft (previously 8ft) and the previously enclosed staircase will now be open and wrapped in railing. An enhanced four bedroom upper level will feature a luxury master suite with the requested ensuite and walk-in closet. The upper floor also includes custom-heel trusses for more headroom, and a Jack & Jill style children’s bathroom will include dual sinks with a privacy door for the toilet and tub. The lower level will further support this client family’s lifestyle, providing them with additional living space, afforded by both the additional square footage, and engineering solutions for more headroom with steel beam systems. The transformation of the front entrance with portico will make a grand statement welcoming guests. This home’s newly designed arts and crafts style exterior with an over-sized double garage, will greatly enhance the curb appeal. The final reveal of this transformation in progress will showcase a stunning transitionally designed home that incorporates true family living on all three floors and perfectly complements this family’s needs both now and in the future.


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