Enchanting English Cottage

Revealing the home's stick-style architecture, also known as English Cottage (typical between 1840 and 1910), was the aim of this home renovation. Best known for high ceilings, beautiful woodwork, detailed finishes and lovely stained glass, this is a design which entails features any homeowner would want to accent. The work included the replacement of the two-storey front porch and bay windows, eaves and the dormer's façade. New windows and French doors throughout recall the original style of the home. The exterior was painted. Interior custom millwork remains true to the original and new hardwood on the ground floor has rejuvenated the living space. The kitchen has a large work area with Quartz counter-tops and natural marmoleum flooring. A new side-entry with powder room and relocated basement stairs allowed for the addition of a kitchen bay window seat in the eating area with a rear door overlooking the new deck and backyard. This renovation/restoration to an Annex Duplex is a nominee for Best Renovation of the year in the $300,000 or more category.

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About the Builder

Dennis Bryant has earned his reputation as one of Toronto’s leading renovators. His renovations range from traditional Rosedale homes and heritage buildings to modern lofts and condominiums. He is familiar with all Toronto building types and materials and his company provides every renovation and design/build service. Bryant Renovations is committed to working within the budget of your project, ensuring that your renovation is completed on schedule and delivering superior construction and design. Its success comes from co-operative relationships among the team members at all stages of each project and from its many repeat clients. The motto of Bryant Renovations is, “We listen. We’re honest. We get it right.”

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Bryant Renovations strives to provide our clients with superior construction and design expertise, and to create a positive building experience. Dennis Bryant’s approach is to achieve a comfort level for the client and a co-operative relationship between the team at all stages of the project. With over 25 years of experience, Dennis Bryant has become one of Toronto’s leading renovators. From traditional Rosedale homes and heritage buildings to small urban lofts and condos, Bryant Renovations can accommodate your renovation and design build needs. Our high quality construction and our superior design give us the necessary tools to build projects of all types and sizes. 416-260-0818

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