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Rockland Residence Reimagined

Victoria BC
Completed 2022

This existing residence, originally built as a carriage house in 1885 with a 1930s addition, was completely gutted and rebuilt structurally to resolve settlement issues and provide increased seismic resistance. In responding to the longstanding owner’s wishes, the existing interior layout was retained and extended in two areas to provide a new mud room and upper level master bedroom suite with roof deck. Together with all new services, interior work included new kitchen, bathrooms and finishes as well as re-creation of original fir posts & beams, painted wainscoting and woodwork reminiscent of the home's early 20th century character. The entire building envelope was upgraded with new insulation, air barrier and rainscreen assemblies.

All original wood windows were rehabilitated and new glazed doors added plus new exterior stone, painted wood shingles and siding recalling the original house. The re-imagined house features extensive new terraces for indoor-outdoor living along with a water feature, glazed pergola and new landscaping in the large front yard.


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