The sunken social space invites visitors to cozy-up with a glass of wine and contemplate the double-sided fireplace.
This project saw the conversion of a heritage designated, 19th century butcher shop into a single family residence. The renovation/addition project had to meet the strict criteria imposed by its Ottawa heritage designation imparted on the building’s front facade and massing.
We pushed the envelope with the progressive design and maintained a strong connection with certain historical elements of the old structure and its history.
The existing materials that clad the walls and ceilings of the old butcher shop were reclaimed to keep the character of the original building.
Design Insight - Butcher Block
The commercial style kitchen in cool blues, stainless steel and charcoal grey is juxtaposed by the old-world warmth of a butcher block, specially constructed to honour the house’s humble beginnings.
Room for Growth
An atrium-style interior garden located in the middle of the ground floor is occupied by a tree or palm that will reaches up through two storeys, towards a large skylight.
The proximity of the interior garden to the exterior garden creates a sense of connection to the outdoors.
“To say we love the new Butcherhouse sounds cliché. But we do. The Butcherhouse still sits on the sidewalk, but now it sits up proud with a definite attitude!”
Construction : Constructive Behaviour
Metal wall and Light fixtures : Client
Landscape Design : Martin Kovar (Swantel Landscaping)
Photography : Erin Warder