In the quiet Ontario town of Westdale, a Canadian couple set out to revive a worn, water-damaged 1939 Ar2rk Moderne home and the benefits are stunning. Just profiled on Dwell, the task concerned not only regional companies DPAI Architecture and Toms + McNally Design and style, but also “open houses” in which neighbors could supply input. After all, with a distinctively Art Moderne curvy facade, this is not your average suburban home.
On the exterior, the previous moldy stucco was redone more than an “Exterior Insulation and Finishing System) from Dryvit. Within, walls had been removed to produce a more open living space, whilst original specifics like the plasterwork on the ceiling and marble fireplace had been preserved. In the kitchen, the owners brought in their robin egg blue vintage appliances from Elmira Stove Performs, defying seemingly ubiquitous stainless steel and all-white schemes. Possibly the most dramatic alter, however, is the glassy 2nd-story addition, which mirrors the curves of the unique constructing and produces airy rooms upstairs. Full story and gallery this way.
∙ A Couple Rescues and Expands a Neglected 1939 Ar2rk Moderne Stunner – See more at: http://www.dwell.com/home-tours/report/couple-rescues-and-expands-neglected-1939-ar2rk-moderne-stunner [Dwell]