Rothwell Heights Renovation

2010 GOHBA Design Award Winner (Renovation and Kitchen)
Ottawa, ON

The 50 year old house was in need of major interior work. The whole house was gutted and re-insulated with soya based spray foam insulation, new drywall, new wiring, new kitchen & new bathrooms. New radiant heated floors and new HVAC complete the package. We installed new engineered hardwood floors, casing, baseboards, energy efficient lighting, new windows & new doors. The house had good bones, but that's all!

The exterior was kept as is except for the window replacement, and a new large shed dormer across the front of the hose that smoothed out an awkward floor plan. The existing dark front porch was infilled to created a new bright foyer that lets lighting into the kitchen & stair hall. The stair hall was opening up to created a double height WOW entrance. Interior partitions between the dining room, family room and kitchen were all removed. Interior columns are used to create a sense of differentiation between the rooms. A large loft above the existing garage was subdivided into 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. A disconnected, rambling & dark house was transformed to an open & bright house with comfy window seats and a casually elegant flow of space.

Photography by: William P. McElligott