The Ridge project was a home renovation with three main client goals: a complete update of all existing areas of the home, increasing the amount of light by opening up the space, and incorporating natural and contemporary elements.
The project presented a big structural challenge: The house had settled on one side and dropped the main floor by 3 inches. This, in turn, caused the master shower to leak out from the house’s front wall every time it was used. Our solution was to install a false subfloor over the sloping one to create a level surface on which we could properly install tile and cabinetry. To help keep costs down, we interlaced the new hardwood floor with the original wood floor.
The fireplace was moved from an exterior wall to a corner. We added greystone to the fireplace as part of the client’s request to incorporate natural elements. The outer wall was re-framed with new windows, allowing more light into the space and framing spectacular sunset views.
Opening up the kitchen allowed more people to be involved in food preparation. The floor-to-ceiling shower enclosure and the clean lines of the free-standing tub enhance the open and uncluttered feeling of the primary bathroom.
Interior design: Laura Hodgson, ASID – Haven Interiors