’30s Artwork Moderne House Wows Right after Sparkling Renovation


All photographs by A. Marthouret through Dwell

In the quiet Ontario town of Westdale, a Canadian couple set out to revive a worn, water-broken 1939 Ar2rk Moderne house and the benefits are stunning. Just profiled on Dwell, the task involved not only local firms DPAI Architecture and Toms + McNally Layout, but also “open homes” the place neighbors could offer input. Following all, with a distinctively Art Moderne curvy facade, this is not your common suburban house.

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On the exterior, the old moldy stucco was redone above an “Exterior Insulation and Finishing Program) from Dryvit. Inside, walls have been removed to develop a far more open living room, while authentic particulars like the plasterwork on the ceiling and marble fireplace have been preserved. In the kitchen, the owners brought in their robin egg blue vintage appliances from Elmira Stove Functions, defying seemingly ubiquitous stainless steel and all-white schemes. Probably the most dramatic adjust, though, is the glassy second-story addition, which mirrors the curves of the original constructing and generates airy rooms upstairs. Complete story and gallery this way.

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∙ A Couple Rescues and Expands a Neglected 1939 Art Moderne Stunner – See more at: http://www.dwell.com/residence-excursions/report/couple-rescues-and-expands-neglected-1939-art-moderne-stunner [Dwell]



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