Onslow 2011 Renovation

This project started with a charming urban neighborhood in Canada's Capital of Ottawa. The property faces a large green space bordering the historic Rideau River which is very low in elevation putting a large section of this neighborhood at risk for floods. The house residing in a flood plain had a large impact on the project limitations. The governing party the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority considers this neighborhood to have limited accessibility so our allowable additional floor space was limited. Our clients needed more space so a second floor addition with ground floor alterations produced this simple and efficient space that they call their home for years to come.
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The new staircase sits narrower than the basement stair because of the basement wall thickness so it creates an interesting detail with a newel post sitting on its own.
“1 full and 1 cut out stringer” — Jeljer Visser
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The new staircase with open risers really adds to the flow of the ground floor. Not just light but also sound and air flow really adds to the over all feel of the ground floor.
“Stairway open feel off of kitchen” — glcorbett
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The new kitchen island separates and yet joins the dining and kitchen areas together.
“color of cabinets” — Eva Markiewicz
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“tile backsplash -- eat-at island” — kyale
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“wood top island” — chatnal
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The new ground floor bathroom vanity is wall mounted to maximize the limited floor space.
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The staircase had to have a few winder steps introduced to minimize the staircase's footprint.
“winders” — vabbott01
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The former narrow living room has now transformed into a very spacious entrance area.
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This house resides in a flood plain which is governed by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. The accessibility of the flood plain dictates the allowable addition space which meant we needed to be creative when designing the second floor space.
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This house resides in a flood plain which is governed by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. The accessibility of the flood plain dictates the allowable addition space which meant we needed to be creative when designing the second floor space.
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This house resides in a flood plain which is governed by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. The accessibility of the flood plain dictates the allowable addition space which meant we needed to be creative when designing the second floor space.
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This house resides in a flood plain which is governed by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. The accessibility of the flood plain dictates the allowable addition space which meant we needed to be creative when designing the second floor space.
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This house resides in a flood plain which is governed by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. The accessibility of the flood plain dictates the allowable addition space which meant we needed to be creative when designing the second floor space.
“back yard/deck and patio” — Mimi Allison
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This house resides in a flood plain which is governed by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. The accessibility of the flood plain dictates the allowable addition space which meant we needed to be creative when designing the second floor space.
“agua media combination” — spydera
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This house resides in a flood plain which is governed by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. The accessibility of the flood plain dictates the allowable addition space which meant we needed to be creative when designing the second floor space.
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Solid Stain western red cedar newel post and railing.
“Railing” — Arlette Howerton
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New front porch seating with a glimpse of what the neighborhood has to offer...
“Porch” — nlescobedo1
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This is a picture of the Stucco Bungalow before we added a second floor to it.
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This is a picture of the Stucco Bungalow before we added a second floor to it.
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This is a picture of the kitchen before the bedrooms were moved upstairs and the kitchen and dining rooms were grouped up together in a very tight space.
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This is a picture of the existing basement stairs before the second floor addition and main floor renovation.
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This is a picture before the renovation of the small narrow living room looking into the kitchen space.
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