Sunday, November 28, 2010

Out of the ground

November '08 to January '09

The weather was kind, and the concrete block basement came quite quickly into being. There were few surprises found in the old cottage, being in quite good condition for its age.

The existing wood stove fireplace was proposed to be retained for use in a breezeway; intended to connect new and old. The additions are sited to take advantage of existing views to the ocean; and to avoid overlooking neighbours.

The lofty ceilings of the living spaces start to be defined; as are the large openings from living and master bed, orienting toward ocean views.

Contrary to original design intent, heritage advice demanded a complementary roof form to existing. Delineation between old and new eventually becomes apparent as the house draws toward completion.

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