If this house looks unusual to you that’s because it is. As you can see, it has a modern overall aesthetic but it also has another distinctive vibe. That’s because it’s an Edwardian-style home which has been recently remodeled. As it’s often the case with a lot of old structures, getting them to fit into the contemporary vernacular while also preserving their original character is not easy. In this case it was up to architect Rebecca Naughtin to find the best design strategy.
The owners of the house wanted to update it and to fix some of the issues related to the previous remodel which was done back in the 1990’s in a faux Edwardian style. One of the most important aspects of the project was the desire to expand the house. However, the owners didn’t want to attach a modern annex to the back of the house as it’s commonly done. They wanted the addition to be almost imperceptible.
You might be wondering where the new areas actually are because the house as a whole looks and feels very homogenous. You can catch a glimpse at them from the outside where you can see the outline of the roof and a section of the windows. These mark the new bedrooms which were added to the existing house. That allowed the original floor plan to be changed in order to better suite a modern lifestyle.
At the back of the house a set of sliding glass doors were installed which allow the living area and the kitchen to connect with the deck and the outdoor areas. Here there’s also an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue area. Inside, the house is predominantly modern and has a clean and simple aesthetic. However you can still find remnants of the original style which keeps the heritage of the place alive. One notable example is the main bathroom which used to be a bedroom and still has the old fireplace.