#7StarGeneral_House Residential Renovation


  • Ottawa, ON
  • Residential Renovation
  • 1,200 sq.ft
  • 2022

The renovation of this modest CMHC house completely transformed a once dark and confined space into a bright and open home. Despite the limited budget, every design decision was carefully considered to ensure maximum impact.

To achieve an open and seamless flow throughout the house, the number of interior walls was minimized, and the use of pocket doors created an inviting open concept. One of the most visually striking additions to the building is the angular front balcony on the second floor. Its cantilevered design not only offers shelter from the rain but also provides a captivating view of the mature maple tree in the front yard.

The sleek white metal fa├žade not only enhances the home's modern aesthetic but also reflects sunlight, reducing the need for excessive air conditioning during the summer months. Vertical wood battens add a warm and inviting touch to both the interior and exterior of the home. Functionally, these battens serve as privacy screens while still allowing natural light to filter into the house.

Unique interior features include charming Juliette balconies overlooking the stairs, offering a playful connection for the children. The master bedroom, strategically positioned at the front, frames a picturesque view of the majestic maple tree in the front yard. Despite the compact footprint, the room is cleverly organized to serve both as a workspace and a tranquil resting area. The #7StarGeneral_House exemplifies how simple yet thoughtful design choices can yield remarkable transformations, proving that a big imagination is far more important than a large budget.