Edwardian Renovation

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Location
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Partial Baths
  • 2
  • This project page was created by community member Solares Architecture

    The major renovation of this original 1800s Toronto house, built by Equinox Developments, maintains the heritage quality of the exterior while updating the interior to a bright, contemporary home.

    A technical challenge of this project is achieving an air-tight, well-insulated envelope without using spray foam. While spray foam can be seen as an energy efficient retrofit solution (3-in-1 air barrier, insulation and vapour barrier), some types have significant environmental impact from manufacturing and installation. Instead, this project uses a new, avant-garde alternative for the air barrier: a rubberized, liquid-applied, vapour-permeable membrane by Henry Bakor, applied to the interior face of the brick. This creates a continuous barrier that can be tested and modified before the house is finished, resulting in superior efficiency and interior comfort.

    The house's eclectic mixture of traditional aspects, such as the formal living area in the front of the house and the third floor's retro bathroom, and contemporary aspects, like the first floor's Great Room and en suite bathrooms for every bedroom, this house is both unique and luxurious.

    Edwardian Renovation - Bathroom

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    Edwardian Renovation - Dining Room

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    Edwardian Renovation - Exterior

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    Edwardian Renovation - Exterior

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    Edwardian Renovation - Great Room

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    Edwardian Renovation - Third Floor Hallway

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    Edwardian Renovation - Stairs

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    Edwardian Renovation - Bathroom

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    Edwardian Renovation - Kids Bedroom

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    Edwardian Renovation - Kitchen

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    Edwardian Renovation - Kitchen

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    Edwardian Renovation - Laundry Room

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    Edwardian Renovation - Living Room

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    Edwardian Renovation - Living Room

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    Edwardian Renovation - Bathroom

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    Edwardian Renovation - Master Bathroom

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    Edwardian Renovation - Mud Room

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    Edwardian Renovation - Guest Bedroom

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    Edwardian Renovation - Stairs

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    Edwardian Renovation - Wine Cellar

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    Solares Architecture
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    Solares is a Toronto-based architecture firm specializing in sustainable residential design. Since our founding by Tom Knezic and Christine Lolley in 2005, Solares has earned a reputation as experts in energy efficiency and building science. Fully licensed by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), we focus on custom residential new builds and major renovations across Ontario. Our complete turnkey process guides you through every stage of creating your custom home, from the first ideas to the final move-in day. We believe the fundamentals of sustainability are passive solar design, an airtight and ultra-insulated building envelope, and quality construction.
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