Anyone who knows me knows that I need to tap into my creative side in order to maintain balance with my professional life. Over the last 15 years or so, this, for me, has been achieved through residential renovations and building two homes. To put it mildly, I’m design obsessed. In 2016 James and I completed our dream home – a complete rebuild on a quiet street in Bennington Heights. To be frank, it was pretty spectacular and we couldn’t imagine parting with it. We always thought it would be our “forever home”.
That changed when old family friends called to tell me that they’d decided to sell their century home in Rosedale. The second I stepped back into the house, (having not been there for years), I knew right away that it would be our new home. It’s a very special house, and as you might guess I’ve seen a lot of houses. This one spoke to me the way unique houses do – you can feel the love and positive energy vibrating through its walls. We bought it and so commenced our #rosedalereno.
This project is a bit different from the others for two big reasons: One, our last two homes were complete rebuilds from the ground up and two, they were completely modern in every sense of the word. This project will be a re-development of the existing structure – respecting its facade, vintage and all the very best aspects of the character it’s maintained for over a century, in what can be best described as a modern brownstone or London townhouse aesthetic.
We’ve assembled the same “dream team” – Sixteen Degree Studio as the Architects and Ward Bruce of Arceo Group as the Contractor. We closed in March and to celebrate we threw a party for the kids who signed the walls with their signatures, played and danced in all the rooms – we couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the next generation of this stunning and stately old house.
Please check back with us soon as we follow the progress of our latest project here on the blog.