Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Upper Beaches Addition + Renovation

Check out Geometra Design's latest project!

Before: Originally an outdated, 1000 square foot detached bungalow with good bones in the East Beaches, Toronto.

After: This house was fully gutted, redesigned, restructured and renovated to include a second floor, resulting in 2400 square feet of gorgeous, well thought out and contemporary living space.

The story: The builders wanted a house that fit in with traditional Toronto architecture, but with a modern touch.

Design highlights:
- Ceiling heights were raised in the basement and 1st floor to open up the space.
- Unique and modern dark stucco and cedar created a striking, contrasting exterior,
- The layout was opened up for more flow.
- Creating a formal and informal area allowed for future owners to entertain guests in a stylish, elegant setting while keeping their family’s space comfortable and functional.
- 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and plenty of closet space were created on the second floor.
- Most notably, every inch of the floorplan was put to good use. No space was wasted in the layout in this house.

The sale: The house sold after only 5 days on the market well over above the asking price.

Designer: Gabriele Guiducci, M.A.A.T.O.

Builders: Alexander Tencate: www.alexandertencate.com

The Agent’s Take: “[It’s] a stunning, contemporary home that is unique for the area in terms of its quality of finishes,” Ms. Kaushansky says. “It had a thoughtful design with a great layout ideal for families.”