Project: 3 Storey Top-Up Addition
Old house: 2 Bed, 3 Bath, 792 sq. ft.
New House: 3 Bed, 4 Bath, 2,343 sq. ft.
Time to obtain permits: 6 months
The living space of a one storey brick dwelling was tripled, and a small bungalow was converted into the one of the kind 3 storey contemporary house with finished basement and livable 3rd storey attic.
In an established enclave of 1-1/2 storey homes, adding a third floor to a proposed dwelling is difficult enough. The key factor in obtaining the positive verdict of the Committee of Adjustment was the fact that the addition would be constructed on existing footprint, not to mention the fact that using existing foundation helped to save the homeowner over ten thousand dollars.
The newly designed custom home features tasteful combination of three different exterior finishes: stucco, stone veneer and genuine wood Maibec siding, which is trending now in the industry. Big yet proportional windows allow for plenty of sunlight. The interior window frames painted black added accent and modern touch to the open concept first floor. We also raised ceilings in the basement by one foot, making them 8' high. And yes, you can increase basement ceilings height even if you are doing an addition!