Total Home Renovation, West 13th Ave, Vancouver, B.C.:

This 1920’s one storey plus basement home was totally renovated and included all new room arrangements. Siting on a corner site overlooking a lovely neighbourhhod park, the design placed the living room and dining room flanking the kitchen so as to have an informal continuous family space all facing the park. French doors lead to a small deck with stairs down to the private rear garden. The master bedroom (dressing hall, ensuite), bathroom and child bedroom are located on the quiet East side of the house and connect to the high ceilinged basement below with a spacious stairway. The basement includes a guest bedroom and full bath, study-computer area, large rec room and wet bar plus utility space. This level, if needed, can be easily converted into a separate suite in the future as family needs evolve. The home’s renovated exterior has a reserved appearance with quality wood casement windows and textured painted stucco. The simple regular rhythm of the window openings towards the park gives this small house a quiet presence in the neighbourhhod.