The renovation of the Euclid Residence was designed to modernize the early 20th-century property while retaining elements related to its history and to provide guests with ample space for entertaining. Canadian company Ancerl Studio put together stark white painted masonry walls, weathered wooden beams and black steel windows.
The client’s brief was to create a bright and fresh contemporary environment: it had to be modern, yet warm and welcoming, with storytelling details. The company restored the house’s brickwork facade to match the aesthetics of its surroundings. The main intervention was to open up the floor plan by removing several partitions within the four-story lot. Existing brickwork walls have been painted white to give a modern and fresh touch to the past.
Other rendered walls are painted white, and floors are covered in wide white oak planks to create a neutral backdrop. This is then punctuated by weathered wooden beams, which were also preserved during the renovation, and black steel elements — including industrial-style window frames and decorative fireplaces.
The kitchen and dining room are in a double height room in the middle of the ground floor. This main level is completely open plan with a living room at the front and a family room at the back with French doors leading onto a patio and rear garden. Ancerl Studio chose cream and beige tones for most of the accents and furniture. Details include the white stone kitchen countertop and the colors of the sofas and seats in the living area.
The first floor of the property is arranged to wrap around the kitchen and dining area below in a U-shape. Dedicated to the master bedroom, it features a bathroom with concrete vanities, a white bathtub, a walk-in rain shower, and a balcony.