Typical of many of the older homes in Old Ottawa South, this early-1900’s building had undergone several renovations over the years. The current owners sought to unify the space and improve both its functionality and curb appeal, without neglecting the home’s fine architectural heritage.
This job involved reconnecting areas that had become quite partitioned over time; as a result, many smaller spaces were not being utilized effectively. Because there were so many elements to the job, it was like working on multiple simultaneous projects in various areas of the house while also trying to ensure it all came together in a cohesive way.
A complete exterior facelift and new windows all around refreshed the home’s appearance. Existing brick was reused to ensure the new areas blended well with the old. In addition, there were significant indoor transformations including a basement office and wine cellar, a detached garage with studio space, a side addition and the repurposing of a third floor attic. Electrical and mechanical systems were also updated.
Breathtaking contemporary touches like a clear glass wall blend pleasingly with the traditional elements. The owners are quick to confirm that the project turned out even better than they had envisioned, thanks to Crossford’s attention to detail. They are delighted with the increased living space and gorgeous esthetics of their home.
Ours was an ambitious project, working simultaneously on many areas of our home, both inside and out. Lindsay and his team were capable, energetic and enthusiastic about restoring our home's historical elements while also giving us all of the modern conveniences and seamlessly integrating some very modern architectural aspects. The team that worked with us on a daily basis were exceptionally skilled professionals. We have not hesitated in recommending Crossford to our neighbours and friends.