Once in a while, something truly spectacular happens.
For those of us who live, breath, love and follow design, this spectacular moment happened when architect Felix Leicher decided to build a modern home in the beach, just a hop skip from where we are located. In fact, I can almost see the home from my office window.
So often, renos or builds for the purpose of sale follow a shopping check list. 5 bedrooms? Check. Ensuite and jack / jill washroom for kids? Check. Powder room on main floor? Check Check and check.
What Mr Leicher has done with this home, is more than just a building, on a street that hits the list of things buyers shop for. This structure is a commitment to light, space, beauty, comfort, function and sustainability. This is not a series of blocks, stacked one on top of the next, with the ubiquitous mix of cement, stained cedar and shades of grey. This is a stunning creation, using inspiration from the surrounding neighbourhood, playing with light, shape and finishing materials. The considered details, from playful light fixtures to the copper knobs and pulls, asymmetrical roof line, and the copper clad extension is what sets this house apart.
Our approach to the home staging followed the tone of the house: clean, crisp, playful, inviting. We used neutral tones with pops of colour in unexpected places, such as the reading nook chairs in the master bedroom.
We are pleased to be a part of this project, and hope you enjoy the Globe & Mail Article featuring this modern beach home on Herbert Avenue.