Downsizing in the City
Downsizing from the old family home, the owners vetoed the notion of a condominium lifestyle, and instead opted for something completely different. We were approached with the question, “Can we still live downtown, with easy access from the home out to a garden, without sacrificing living space or sunlight?”
We gutted the building and replaced the plaster-and-lath interior with a superinsulated cocoon. Windows and mechanicals were updated. Radiant flooring was installed in all bathrooms. Sound insulation within walls and floors brought tranquility. Northern Wide Plank’s hardwood flooring was laid throughout, creating a warm background to the pale walls and ceilings. We custom-built a home office in which telescoping glass doors close off the workspace from the bedroom beyond. The grandchildren get their own skylit bedroom, overlooking the garden.
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