Northwood Residence
This home sits on a beautiful and private estate lot with magnificent views to the south west. It was built in the 1980s and the owners felt it needed an “extreme makeover” to bring it up to today’s esthetic and functional standards. The house was taken down to the studs both inside and out and completely refitted with elegant new finishing, a grand kitchen and six modern bathrooms complete with an environmentally friendly, high efficiency heating and instant hot water system. A state-of-the-art entertainment centre was wired in, complete with sound buffering acoustic insulation. The exterior was rain screened then re-stuccoed with stone detailing added. The aluminum windows were replaced with dramatic picture windows made of solid wood with aluminum cladding for protection. The cedar roof was replaced with a slate roof to enhance the home’s appeal. In addition, an elegant porte-cochere was added to enhance the front entrance and focus the circular driveway. For contrast and texture, the porte-cochere’s roof is made of zinc, which shares the same color pallet as the slate roof.