It has been ages since my last reno update – and so much has happened both inside and outside the walls of my new home. I’m thrilled to report that the kids and I moved into our new home in May. It feels great to get settled in the neighbourhood and the kids have been enjoying how close they are to school and friends. They are able to walk everywhere which is great.
Despite the turbulence in the world and the obvious setbacks a global pandemic threw our way, we managed to stay fairly close to our original timelines for the completion of the interior of the house. A huge thanks to Ward Bruce and the Arceo Team who worked tirelessly to get the kids and I into the house on time.
With the final details falling into place it’s amazing to look back on the previous blog articles. As I look at the finished “product”, I feel an immense sense of gratification that so much of the aesthetic was inspired by the history of the original house. It’s as though the home has been given a new life in a modern context. Although it was almost entirely rebuilt, I have tried to maintain the integrity of the architecture throughout. I do not have exact terminology to describe the style but tend to go with “modern brownstone”. I love the arches throughout the house, as well as the bold trim colour that runs throughout. I’m thrilled with the result.
The landscaping is almost finished and Elite Stone & Garden and Elite Concrete have been brilliant to work with as usual. With so much entertaining happening outside of the home in these times, this piece became of even greater importance to the project. We designed a great gathering space with concrete patios, a brick “rug” in front of the outdoor fireplace and a pool which, I’m happy to report, has been getting a ton of use.
Those who are close to me know how important my art is to me. Art is so personal and seeing my collection hung on the walls made the space instantly transform from a house to a home.
We’re working on a few final touches, but we’re almost there and are absolutely loving the house. I hope you enjoy a few photos of our new home.
Check out the previous blog posts on the Heaps Estrin Rosedale Renovation Project: