The Guelph Homebuilders Association recently recognized this beautiful farm house as 'Best Renovation of the Year' at the 2010 Awards of Distinction Gala Event.
When purchased by the current owners, this historical farm house had many of its original details in tact; unfortunately not many had been updated to modern standards. The design for the renovation/addition included not only a total remodel of the interior, including new mechanical and electrical services, but also a large interior and exterior living space addition. The new breakfast room features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and an open copula above. Large windows surround the new 3-seasons room, with two double doors leading to the renovated kitchen. The porches were expanded to wrap around half of the house, and allow for an expansive outdoor living space.
This project is an excellent example of new finishes marrying with existing features while preserving the old home character. The original stone work all remained; all new stone was selected to match with the existing. All of the trims and frieze boards were replaced however the original profiles were templated to maintain the old home character. The porch ceiling, posts, railings, and soffits are custom-made, maintenance free PVC for beauty and durability. The new windows are in a near-black finish, and the new roofing is black steel.
The owners had always dreamed of restoring a farm house that not only satisfied their family's living space requirements, but also allowed true modern living with an old home charm. Now that dream is reality, and they enjoy a beautiful energy efficient farm house with all of today's modern conveniences.
Another project by Slotegraaf; Built Right, On Time.
Go to our before & after gallery to see more Renovations by Slotegraaf.