Virtue Street Before and After

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May 2, 2013
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  Reigo & Bauer's facade makeover for a house in Toronto's West End updated a run-of-the-mill and rundown family home at the end of a cul-de-sac into a modern beacon. The architects modified the crumbling brick exterior with fiber cement panel boards in bright white, plus a custom balcony and entry porch in powder-coated steel and aluminum.  Courtesy of Ben Rahn / A Frame Inc.
    Reigo & Bauer's facade makeover for a house in Toronto's West End updated a run-of-the-mill and rundown family home at the end of a cul-de-sac into a modern beacon. The architects modified the crumbling brick exterior with fiber cement panel boards in bright white, plus a custom balcony and entry porch in powder-coated steel and aluminum. Courtesy of Ben Rahn / A Frame Inc.
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  Reigo & Bauer were tasked with updating a modest home in rough shape: the bricks were falling off the facade, and a tiny 9-foot front yard didn't provide enough distance from turning cars in the crowded dead end. For background, Virtue Street is a half-block-long, hook shaped lane lined with 19th century houses, garages, and former workshop in Toronto's West End.  Courtesy of Reigo & Bauer.
    Reigo & Bauer were tasked with updating a modest home in rough shape: the bricks were falling off the facade, and a tiny 9-foot front yard didn't provide enough distance from turning cars in the crowded dead end. For background, Virtue Street is a half-block-long, hook shaped lane lined with 19th century houses, garages, and former workshop in Toronto's West End. Courtesy of Reigo & Bauer.
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  To fulfill the owner's request for a sunny spot to sit outside, Reigo & Bauer created a new balcony and entry porch. With few connections to the building it has the appearance of a free-standing structure, keeping it visually light and airy. The playful zig-zag pattern of the panels give the homeowners some shade and privacy, and a deep turquoise powder coating adds some color to Virtue Street in the winter.  Courtesy of Ben Rahn / A Frame Inc.
    To fulfill the owner's request for a sunny spot to sit outside, Reigo & Bauer created a new balcony and entry porch. With few connections to the building it has the appearance of a free-standing structure, keeping it visually light and airy. The playful zig-zag pattern of the panels give the homeowners some shade and privacy, and a deep turquoise powder coating adds some color to Virtue Street in the winter. Courtesy of Ben Rahn / A Frame Inc.
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  Another before and after shot of 19 Virtue Street by Reigo & Bauer. Here, you can see the outdated bay window and overgrown, structurally-unsound front porch.  Courtesy of Reigo & Bauer.
    Another before and after shot of 19 Virtue Street by Reigo & Bauer. Here, you can see the outdated bay window and overgrown, structurally-unsound front porch. Courtesy of Reigo & Bauer.
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  In the "after" shot for 19 Virtue Street, you can see evidence of Reigo & Bauer's landscaping work (in addition to the facade redo). The architects neatened the nine-foot-long front "yard" by repaving it with simple concrete pavers in random lengths and varying widths. Custom stainless steel bollards protect the property and landscaping, and one is finished with a hole for the homeowners to attach their bicycle lock for short-term use.  Courtesy of Ben Rahn / A Frame Inc.
    In the "after" shot for 19 Virtue Street, you can see evidence of Reigo & Bauer's landscaping work (in addition to the facade redo). The architects neatened the nine-foot-long front "yard" by repaving it with simple concrete pavers in random lengths and varying widths. Custom stainless steel bollards protect the property and landscaping, and one is finished with a hole for the homeowners to attach their bicycle lock for short-term use. Courtesy of Ben Rahn / A Frame Inc.
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