1913 Home goes from Drab to Wow in Transitional Styling
The homeowner was attracted to the historic elegance of this 1913 two-story home; however, the existing main floor layout inhibited entertaining with the segmented rooms and many walls. Their vision was to create an open concept main floor that would accommodate frequent entertaining. This came to fruition upon collaborating with Pinnacle’s team and creating a design that would successfully achieve their lifestyle requirements.
- Remediate previous construction issues common in this age of home.
- Re-design the main floor to create an open concept space that supports entertaining.
- Capture natural light.
- Incorporate modern, transitional design elements.
How the Criteria Was Met
The renovation of this home’s main floor required rectifying the existence of asbestos, vermiculite, and dirt crawl spaces. Creative design solutions, not evident to the naked eye, were integrated to create the open floor plan. This included redirecting the original fireplace and chimney flus buried in the old chase. A 23 ft. clear span beam system was installed that instead of being a distraction, was treated as a design embellishment with a tray ceiling detail, effectively hiding the second floor duct work and plumbing; the result is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
The contemporary, transitional kitchen now features exquisite 3” water fall countertops with a primary colour palette of Cotton White, paired with exotic, horizontal grain, white oak custom cabinetry, created by Pinnacle’s in-house cabinetry division.
The 9.5 ft. ceiling allowed for a full wall of transom windows and garden doors, opening up the site lines to the west facing back yard deck and capturing the natural light.
An impressive double action barn door system was installed, alternating access to the basement and second floor.
This previously compartmentalized turn of the century home that captured the homeowners heart is now an accurate reflection of their current lifestyle, allowing them to fully enjoy it’s attributes for years to come.