Complete Facade Makeover with a Corten Steel Wall and new front Porch

A tired old traditional front porch and house facade were transformed by adding some sleek utility in the form of a new Corten steel retaining wall and steps along with a new porch and cloakroom enclosure.

The house brick was stained a uniform cool grey and the roof, soffit and fascia were all updated withnew Cedar siding and a porch roof warming up the entire front of the home.

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Before and After: Creating a private refuge in Rosedale with a modern deck pergola

The existing deck was a large park of this compact Rosedale yard, but it required more shade and privacy to be a comfortable lounge space. A modern cedar pergola created a warm, room-like space, and defined the edges of the deck, providing a sense of separation from the adjacent yards. 

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Before and After: A slim contemporary deck opens up a small backyard in Hillcrest

As you can see in these before and after shots, a narrow deck and railing cut this Hillcrest home off from the existing pool and lounge space. A minimal deck, without a railing, connected the two spaces, while a new cabana cleanly added storage space and concealed the air conditioning unit.

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