Like many older homes, this 1911 Fairfield home had fallen into disrepair over the years yet had features worth saving, like the original ornate fireplace and mantel, and beautiful millwork in the hallway and staircase. We saw an opportunity to honour the home’s history, while bringing it up to date with a very contemporary kitchen and bathrooms.
In the backyard, extensive landscaping creates a luxurious outdoor retreat, complete with a pond, ornamental trees, and a gas fireplace surrounded by a contemporary concrete wall. A sixteen-by-nine-foot window system spans the entire back wall of the kitchen, creating a seamless transition between the garden and the open dining/kitchen area. With extensive upgrades to the structure, mechanical systems, and finishes, the project earned four Gold Awards from the Victoria Residential Builders Association ddfor Best Renovation, Best Interior, Best Contemporary Bathroom, and Best Heritage Project. The project also won Silver Awards for Project of the Year, Best Contemporary Kitchen, Best Outdoor Space, and Best Innovative Feature.