Final Reveal: Edwardian Renovation

  • The master bathroom

  • The retro & luxurious third floor bathroom

The long awaited Edwardian Renovation is finally finished! Our clients have filled with it gorgeous art, furniture and plenty of toys for the kids to play with in the basement. We are so happy with the results and are excited to show them off to all of you!

The remix of contemporary and traditional styles throughout the home blends well to create a lively, modern feel. The formal sitting area, just beyond the front foyer has a snug, traditional feel, with a windowed enclave filled with a vintage chess table and two comfy wingback armchairs. The cozy fireplace is paired with cream couches and a warm and rustic woven rug.

The central stacked staircase is a showstopper, with glass panels and white oak treads, risers and handrails. A western-facing dining room stands out to the side of the main stair. The dark circular table sits under a large chandelier and lush plants and artwork line the room.

In the rear of the house, the gigantic kitchen island separates the kitchen from the less formal family sitting area and breakfast nook. The back deck sits just beyond, showcased through the large windows and set of sliding doors which fill the rear wall.

Upstairs, the kids’ bedrooms – both with en-suite bathrooms! – reflect each child’s personality, with pale magenta and ice blue walls for her, and maps and sports paraphernalia for him. Also on the second floor sits the master bedroom. A hallway by the bed leads to the master bathroom with a freestanding tub, large steam shower and two sinks, effectively ending early morning sink-hogging. At the end of the hallway sits a stately walk-in closet with more than enough room for the couple’s wardrobe.

The third floor consists of a large study with a balcony with views of Lake Ontario in the distance, a guest bedroom, and a bathroom. The third floor bathroom is a majorly retro and luxurious attraction, with small checkered tiles and gleaming chrome hardware on the white porcelain sink and freestanding bath.

Elyse Snyder, the project’s lead designer, did an amazing job working with our clients and our builders, Equinox Developments, to create the perfect house for our clients. Now, post-move in, we get to admire the personalized charm the family has endowed on this reno. We’re so happy their personalities are already shining through the three-storey estate.

Our client had such nice things to say about Solares and the whole renovation process that we just can’t help but share them!

“Solares recently helped us renovate our dilapidated Edwardian house become a functional, comfortable and contemporary family home, while still keeping the original look on the exterior. After interviewing a number of firms, Solares quickly became our first choice as we felt their priorities and philosophy was similar to ours and they practiced what they stood for. Christine, Elyse and the whole Solares team were knowledgeable, flexible, understood our needs, advised us well and were always pleasant to work with from the conceptual stage through to the final walkthrough. They supervised the execution of their design to meet their high standards in all areas, from energy efficiency to quality of workmanship for general trades. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the end product and are thankful for their attention to detail. We highly recommend Solares to anyone thinking of embarking on a renovation or new build. They will make the process enjoyable!”

This large renovation was a satisfying experience for both us and our clients – thank you to the family for the opportunity of making over such a large and beautiful home. Now it’s time for them to go enjoy their new energy efficient lives in Riverdale!


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