Victorian renovation introduces contemporary stylings

This semi-detached renovation of a victorian house, by Altius architecture and Arriz Hassam, is the best of both worlds
Story by: David Renwick
This large bedroom features ample space and light bed, bed frame, bed sheet, bedroom, ceiling, estate, floor, flooring, hardwood, home, interior design, laminate flooring, mattress, property, real estate, room, wall, window, wood, wood flooring, white, orange
This large bedroom features ample space and light

Architecture: Altius architecture and Arriz HassamA semi-detached reno of a victorian house by Altius architecture and Arriz Hassam.

What was the brief?

Renovating an existing home for a growing family with 2 kids to give them more space and light.


A white island draws the eye in this architecture, ceiling, daylighting, floor, home, house, interior design, interior designer, kitchen, living room, real estate, room, white
A white island draws the eye in this kitchen

What were the key challenges?

Increasing the square footage of the house and simplifying the dark, original layout to make it brighter and allow the spaces to flow more.

What were the solutions?

Marble-look tiles give the bathroom an elegant feel architecture, bathroom, bathtub, estate, home, interior design, property, real estate, room, window, gray
Marble-look tiles give the bathroom an elegant feel

Open floor plan on the ground floor with dining, living room and kitchen all in one space with bright materials and lots of natural light.

Nov 30, 2017





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