In the quiet Ontario town of Westdale, a Canadian couple set out to revive a worn, water-damaged 1939 Ar2rk Moderne house and the benefits are beautiful. Just profiled on Dwell, the venture involved not only regional companies DPAI Architecture and Toms + McNally Design and style, but also “open homes” in which neighbors could provide input. Soon after all, with a distinctively Ar2rk Moderne curvy facade, this is not your average suburban home.
On the exterior, the outdated moldy stucco was redone over an “Exterior Insulation and Finishing Method) from Dryvit. Within, walls were removed to produce a far more open residing area, although unique details like the plasterwork on the ceiling and marble fireplace were preserved. In the kitchen, the owners brought in their robin egg blue vintage appliances from Elmira Stove Operates, defying seemingly ubiquitous stainless steel and all-white schemes. Possibly the most dramatic alter, though, is the glassy 2nd-story addition, which mirrors the curves of the unique creating and creates airy rooms upstairs. Full story and gallery this way.
∙ A Couple Rescues and Expands a Neglected 1939 Art Moderne Stunner – See more at: http://www.dwell.com/residence-tours/article/couple-rescues-and-expands-neglected-1939-ar2rk-moderne-stunner [Dwell]