Designed for a young family that values connection – both with one another and with their friends and neighbours. This renovation thoughtfully updates an existing traditional 1950’s style home for a more modern lifestyle – one that feels relaxed and comfortable yet easily adapted for entertaining. The layout improves the flow between the spaces in a way that makes the most sense for how the family lives.

The material palette is both subdued and raw: Raw, unfinished steel details contrast the warm woods, and clean white volumes to create a subtle background for life to be lived – rather than preciously main-tained. The clean backdrop allows the family’s artwork and objects to stand out and be showcased.

Dark smoked oak floors work with a modest ceiling height to create a sense of warmth and intimacy with-in the larger, now open, layout. The custom millwork pieces function as large volumes, defining smaller spaces within the open plan, and custom details are located at key tactile moments, such as the custom flat bar steel handrail and paneled walnut guards.

The new addition – a minimal blackened wood-clad volume – contrasts again with the bright light-filled interior and the large sliding doors and windows at rear of the house open up to maximize views to the garden, creating a strong connection between the interior and exterior livable spaces.

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Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Medium Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, Coffee Tables, and Shelves. Photo  of Hibou House
Modern home with Dining Room, Standard Layout Fireplace, Pendant Lighting, Table, Wood Burning Fireplace, Medium Hardwood Floor, Chair, Shelves, and Recessed Lighting. Photo 2 of Hibou House
Modern home with Kitchen, Recessed Lighting, Undermount Sink, Open Cabinet, Metal Backsplashe, Range, Refrigerator, Marble Counter, Medium Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, and Range Hood. Photo 3 of Hibou House
Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. Photo 4 of Hibou House
Modern home with Dining Room, Recessed Lighting, Chair, Pendant Lighting, Shelves, Table, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 5 of Hibou House
Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. Photo 6 of Hibou House
Modern home with Staircase and Metal Railing. Photo 7 of Hibou House
Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Standard Layout Fireplace, Gas Burning Fireplace, Carpet Floor, and Recessed Lighting. Photo 8 of Hibou House
Modern home with Bath Room, Open Shower, Wall Mount Sink, Slate Floor, Porcelain Tile Wall, Recessed Lighting, and One Piece Toilet. Photo 9 of Hibou House
Modern home with Dining Room, Shelves, Recessed Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Chair, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Table. Photo 10 of Hibou House
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Overview

Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern