A modern, monochrome exterior facelift resulted in a house that “disappears yet draws the eye at the same time.”
W hen Stefan and Breanna Bolduc snapped up their west end home, it was far from the modern study in clean lines that it is today.
“I don’t know why we went the direction we did, exactly, we just knew we wanted either an all-white or an all-black house,” Stefan says, laughing. With a family-friendly neighbourhood, they decided to take the house “basically back to the sheeting” and re-imagine it in an aesthetic that was more their taste.
“We didn’t just start from scratch mostly because of cost,” but also because the house had good bones, says Bolduc, who enlisted designer Peter Braithwaite to make the vision come to life.
An all-black, angular space softened by what Bolduc affectionately calls “the wooden bump on the front,” this stunner proves a strong case for going with your gut. Here’s a break down of what made this home an ebony castle.
123The architects took time to create fluid sight lines, which Bolduc credits with making the home feel finished.
1The attention to detail is not lost on Bolduc, who says he “watched the guys rip a whole beam off” when they couldn’t get all the nails to perfectly line up.