But the smart renovation went beyond just the rear addition as the interior was completely altered to give the classic home a new lease on life. Despite the new structure in glass steel and timber the front façade of the heritage home was left largely untouched in order to preserve its rich history.
The home is filled with a wide array of contrasting textures that give it a unique personality even as smart sliding partitions separate the living areas from the cleverly organized work zones.
It is only once you step inside that you notice a subtle change in style. The new extension and the changes to the interior were crafted to blend in with the existing structure as a muted color scheme and cozy wooden surfaces give the revitalized residence a snug relaxing ambiance.
The result: the dingy dark interior was transformed into a bright and beautiful setting. As is the norm these days the home has a new rear extension that flows into the backyard as the Nest Architects completely revamped the ambiance of this small family residence.
Despite the generous use of cold steely gray and bright white every room in the house has a snug inviting appeal thanks to the abundant use of natural elements. Wood wool and cleverly incorporated natural textures get this accomplished without ever disturbing the color scheme.
The dramatic 25-feet-high open living area on the lower level contains the living space dining room and kitchen with each area flowing into the next. Instead of completely shunning its past the converted church actually embraces its rich heritage with fabulous stained glass windows bringing pops of yellow red and green into each room.
Opaque glass walls were used instead of more rigid partitions to give the revamped interior a cheerful breezy vibe and the living space seems to flow into the beautiful deck outside. Three relaxing bedrooms bathrooms a home workspace a cool reading zone and a library next to the staircase complete this tasteful Canadian family home.