The birthplace of actress Beatrice Lillie, 68 Dovercourt Rd. has been totally renovated into a 'bright and open' home in the Beaconsfield Village neighbourhood of Toronto. (Mark Wilson/realhomephoto.com)
Ther master bedroom. With the support of architect Reza Aliabadi of Toronto firm RZLBD, the current owners gutted the building down to the brick before rebuilding it into a 2,500 square foot residence with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a finished basement with kitchenette. (Mark Wilson/realhomephoto.com)
“My favorite part of the house is definitely its dreamy master bedroom and its access to the private deck,” says Pouneh Rouhani, daughter of the current owners. (Mark Wilson/realhomephoto.com)
'Everything except for the exterior walls is new in this house,' says Pouneh Rouhani. 'Everything from the electrical to the joists was changed.' The renovation spanned almost six months, and cost approximately $400,000. (Mark Wilson/realhomephoto.com)
Hardwood flooring was added throughout in addition to reclaimed lumber finishes such as the sliding barn doors located in the basement. (Mark Wilson/realhomephoto.com)
Dining area, living room. (Mark Wilson/realhomephoto.com)
To make the house light-filled, the Rouhani family introduced large, condo-sized windows to the interior as well as custom built floor-to-ceiling glass walls and corridors. “It’s now very bright and open,” continues Laleh Rouhani. “Before, it was closed and old and musty.” (Mark Wilson/realhomephoto.com)
Agent Laleh Rouhani likes the finished basement. “Originally, I wanted there to be a separate apartment, but the architect said the basement should connect to the whole house, and so it now plays two roles.” (Mark Wilson/realhomephoto.com)
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