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May022013

Old and new

I've always wanted to buy a really old home that has cool architectural features and renovate it, leaving some of the "old" intact. That is just what marianne amodio architecture studio in Vancouver did here. A complete transformation of a seldom used ground floor from basement storage to master bedroom and living quarters, this renovation was realized with the principle of exposing the layers of history evident in the 1927 home. The contrast between old and new is proudly pronounced: Original red brick fireplaces are revealed, their chalk inscriptions from previous owners left behind; old fir beams find new life as stair treads, and vintage fir planks salvaged from the demolition become a crafted herringbone feature wall. The concrete floor is uncovered, contrasted by shiny new tiles. A spectacular cool blue wetroom and powder room adjoin a new master bedroom; the headboard is the vintage brick fireplace.

Reader Comments (2)

I would have loved to the before pictures, but this home looks amazing. I love the original red brick with chalk inscriptions. That is so sweet and I really love the floors. It seems like that have created a really fantastic family home that honors the original architecture of the house. Thanks for posting!

2 May 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKMP Modern

Hmm. I would love to own that funky rug in the lounge area.

2 May 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDean

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