West Vancouver, 1960's Lewis Post & Beam House Renovation24 Photos
This project involved the updating and renovation of the interior and exterior of a 1960's Lewis Post and Beam house in West Vancouver. The major component of the renovation was the transformation of the previously dirt floor basement into additional living area for a young family which could be converted into a rental suite in the future. It was very important to the client to maintain as much of the original mid century charm of the house as possible but at the same time give it a contemporary update. The interior renovation involved the addition of an interior stair to the basement level, the updating of the upper level decor and kitchen, the reconfiguration of the bedroom level to enlarge the master bedroom and the addition of an en suite bathroom. The renovation of the exterior involved the replacement of all the single glazed windows with double glazed and the addition of windows to the basement level, replacing all the decking with cedar decking and the addition of decks to the side and rear of the home. All the exterior guardrails for the deck were replaced with cedar and glass and cedar screens.
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In the entry the previous wall to wall carpeting was replaced with gray washed engineered hardwood flooring through out this level and on the stairs. The stair wall was removed and replaced with a open cedar screen. The tongue and groove cedar walls were painted Benjamin Moore 'Dove White'.
Daughter's room the previous carpet was replaced with engineered hardwood floors with a gray wash , the cedar tongue and groove wall were painted Benjamin Moore 'Dove White", the shelf and light fixture are from Ikea. New double glazed windows with fir window sills were installed.
Family room in new basement with built-in storage and entertainment area with fir counter and shelves, polished concrete floor with radiant heating . Fir & obscure bypass door leads to the office/guest room
New double glazed windows were installed.
New engineered hardwood flooring with a gray wash was installed throughout the main level and upper level and on the stairs. New cedar guardrails were installed on the stairs and a new Nelson bubble light fixture.
In the living room the original slate fireplace hearth was replaced with black ceramic tiles and the brick was painted with Benjamin Moore 'Dove White'. Original mahogany wall paneling was either restored or replaced and all the flooring was replaced with engineered hardwood flooring with a gray wash.