Project Description

We are pleased to announce that Halcyon Homes has been nominated for the 2019 Awards of Creative Excellence (ACE) by the London Home Builders’ Association for “Best Renovation over $350,000” for this stunning, modern Old North home.


Not wanting to relocate from the beautiful Old North, the homeowner was looking to bring a modern spin to the otherwise traditional and mature neighbourhood. They wanted to preserve the original shape of the building, but also have an open concept, contemporary feel while adding another 600 sq.ft to each floor. To achieve a modern design we installed exposed steel, floor to ceiling black commercial aluminum windows and doors, and glass partition walls. To honour the traditional character of the house we preserved the original yellow clay brick from the existing house as a feature wall.

One of the must-have requests from the homeowner was a full height basement. To achieve this, we slightly lifted the existing structure and poured new 8/10 foot basement walls, which allowed for a bedroom, bathroom, movie theatre to be constructed, all with in-floor radiant heated slabs.

The kitchen has a modern, galley style kitchen with Wi-Fi connected Jenn-Air appliances and a waterfall granite island. This kitchen leads past the brick feature wall into the sunken living room that includes a 72 inch Montigo smart fireplace, quartz wrapped hearth and TV niche with mitred edges.

Key to achieving the house’s modern theme is its tall ceilings, measuring at an impressive 17 feet. To be able to reach these grand heights, the existing roof structure and framing was replaced with a new roof with a steel ridge beam, that adds a subtle design touch.

The second floor master bedroom includes a laundry room, a walk in closet with full custom built in shelving, an en-suite bathroom with a separate powder room and a bedroom with custom cabinetry, and a TV niche. Again, to achieve a modern feel with traditional accents, the bedroom includes a brick feature wall.

For optimal entertainment value, the house was wired to include voice enabled Amazon Alexa audio, video, interior/exterior lighting and HVAC controls. On the outside, we wired for a drop down exterior projector to play movies with full surround on the garage wall, viewable from the hot tub and heated back covered patio.

The exterior includes a heated concrete entryway, rear patio and walking path to the 3 car garage.

Project Details

Location Old North
Surface Area 3,000 sq. ft.
Completed 2019