In the quiet Ontario town of Westdale, a Canadian couple set out to revive a worn, water-damaged 1939 Art Moderne residence and the final results are stunning. Just profiled on Dwell, the venture involved not only local firms DPAI Architecture and Toms + McNally Design and style, but also “open houses” in which neighbors could supply input. Right after all, with a distinctively Ar2rk Moderne curvy facade, this isn’;t your typical suburban property.
On the exterior, the old moldy stucco was redone above an “Exterior Insulation and Finishing Program) from Dryvit. Within, walls have been eliminated to create a far more open living space, although unique information 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 Functions, defying seemingly ubiquitous stainless steel and all-white schemes. Possibly the most dramatic change, although, is the glassy 2nd-story addition, which mirrors the curves of the authentic building and generates airy rooms upstairs. Complete story and gallery this way.
∙ A Couple Rescues and Expands a Neglected 1939 Art Moderne Stunner – See more at: http://www.dwell.com/house-excursions/write-up/couple-rescues-and-expands-neglected-1939-ar2rk-moderne-stunner [Dwell]