Joan & Michael first contacted me in 2018 and shared their plans to add to and renovate the bungalow they had just purchased. It’s a beautiful 10-acre property with views for miles to the west. If you’ve received my previous Seasonal newsletters, you may have read about the 1970’s – 1980’s architectural style I have defined as ‘The Non-descript Bungalow’. Their home was a perfect example. We had some thorough discussions about the need for more space, how they wanted to enjoy their country views from covered porches and their desire to breathe some character into their home.

Adding a new great room, a third bay to the existing 2-bay garage and increasing the entry space gives them all the main floor space they need. We were able to infuse an Arts & Crafts architectural style by working with the existing low slope rooflines and introducing timber-frame porches. Joan had a clear vision for the exterior materials and colours – new stone banding & column bases, board & batten siding and natural shakes all work together for the updated aesthetic.

Architectural Design: Jane Cameron, Life Home Design
Structural Engineering: Steve Boyd, Quaile Engineering quaileeng.com
Builder: Reith Custom Building www.reithcustombuilding.com
Photo credits: Sandy MacKay (705) 441-6842